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1995 Jeep Cherokee - Intermittent loss of power

My 1995 Cherokee Sport 4.1 liter runs great most of the time- it has approx 250,000 miles. Occasionally the engine chokes back and does not respond above 25. It runs until you give it gas to go above 25 and it starts to die. We have used fuel additives and are pretty sure it's not the gas, we have also replaced the air filter. There is a rattle in the exhaust system that been there for about 8-12 months, possibly the catalyic converter. It only chokes occasionally. It has done it twice in the last month. Anyone got an idea as to what would be the most likely cause and where I should start looking?

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Sounds like you may need a new CAT. If a chunk of the honey comb has broken off and is blocking the exhaust pipe, that would cause your symptom.

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