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I have a 1996 Chevy Cavalier. I was driving at 65 mph when the engine suddenly started losing power. No matter how hard I pushed on the gas pedal it would not accelerate over 40 mph. They have replaced a fuel injector; and the oxygen sensor and neither of those fixed it. The car was running fine prior to this.

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  • bikeranne10 Nov 12, 2010

    Thank you for the response. I forgot to put it in my question. The first thing we did was take it to the muffler shop and have that checked. They said the catalytic converter was fine and was not plugged.

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Possible catalytic converter plugged.

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  • bikeranne10 Nov 12, 2010

    I forgot to add that we had the catalytic converter checked and were told that it was fine, it was not plugged.

  • Kerry Oickle Nov 12, 2010

    did they do an exhaust back pressure, if they didn't you can chech it yourself.Warm up the engine to operating temp.and have someone run the engine to approx. 1800 rpm and hold your hand at least 1 ft from the tailpipe and see if the exhaust gasses are really hot if the gasses are really hot the converter maybe starting to plug up. Also have the fuel pressure checked.should be between 41/47 psi.Also change out the fuel filter.

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Catalyic convertor or timing

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  • bikeranne10 Nov 12, 2010

    I had the catalytic convertor checked it is ok. I am not positive but I believe they checked the timing and did not think that was causing the problem either.

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