Q: My vehicle drives like it's stuck in gear.

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I just had a spark plug and coil put in my 02 Ford Escape yesterday. Today I'm driving uphill and it won't go over 40 mph. Then on open Highway it won't Excel past 55 mph, tackometer is reving but it won't get out of gear

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