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Car runs rough and dies at every corner sounds like the catalitc converter or muffler is pluged

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as regards your self diagnosis of the exhaust, find a shop that is equiped to test exhaust pressure/restriction to narrow it down. (catalytic convertors are very expensive).

Today's cars are very complex, and you need to inquire for a good local technition to do a reliable diagnosis

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