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My 98 sephia has no power when i attempt to go up a hill. it sounds loud and bad. someone looked at it and said there a leak in the exhaust. the cadallitic converter? does that sound right? and if i go to the salvage yard what do i ask for fix it/

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First, to keep driving will only do damage to the engine if it is the catalytic converter is plugged. You can tell by running the engine and taking a short drive around the block, get out and look underneath the vehicle. You are looking for any part of the exhaust that is glowing red indicating a plugged/defective exhaust. Second, you don't go to a salvage yard for something like this. Go to a trusted exhaust centre and they will be able to weld in a new one. Usually between $125 and $200. Not uncommon for these engines especially if they have not been tuned up in a while. Let me know if you need anything else.

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