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2003 jetta tdi looses power

When going hill up the car looses power. It has no check engine on, but when it is a flat road it works perfectly. Im thinking that the catalyc converter is plugged, but im no sure, the care is a 1.9 diesel, and the car has 200,000 any suggestions? thanks

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Could be worn out piston rings!

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