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Me again hey its me again i was just wondering would my lack of acceleration have anything to do with my catalitic converter? when i bought it he said it might need a new one.....again no expert.

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Only if your cat is plugged.
many time you can put your car in park and listen at the tail pipe and have someone rev the engine way up. if its plugged (it wont be completely plug or it wouldnt run at all) you will hear the air rushing in the exhaust. you will see what i mean .

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