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Foul smell when ecxellerating

Hello, My Toyota 4Runner while driving suddenly seem to raddle in low speed and there was a foul sulfur smell. The engine light came on an turned after 15 min off. The car drove okay going downhill and on a horizontal road but when stopping and starting to drive especailly uphill it would have a hard time to exellerate and had a strong smell. Best, Michaela

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This is very indicative of clogged catalytic converters,
i would also replace the 02 sensor.

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