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FLUTTERING SOUND ACCELERATING OVER 50MPH

Hi, I have a question for yall - My Volvo 960 drives perfect in the morning on my way to work, Just in past 2 months, when Im coming home from work when im in traffic I get to where I start going over 50mph, I can feel and hear like a fluttering sound - When my foot is on it - I can feel the difference on the pedal , it is not smooth like it is in the morning. And when I roll down the windows and when the windows are closed - I can here it making a FLUTTERNING SOUND.I think from the engine - if punch it ,, it will sometimes stop, or I let off the pedal and get unger 50mph it mite stope........plz help me,, this is the only car we have , my dad got it for me sine my ****** Cancer came back again.....Please email me answer at Erinjohn08@hotmail.com...thansk for any Info...Im desperate!!!......any other Volvo 960 people haveing this problem.

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That is a common problem when the BAFFLES in the muffler let go. They start "baffling" around inside the muffler. ck that first.

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Check the catalytic converter. You can do this by banging on it and listen for a rattle. Sometimes, the inside gets melted into a little ball and blocks the exhaust from getting out on acceleration. This will cause a serious loss of power and feel like a trans malfunction.

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