Sluggish Engine

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  1. 99F23VTech

    99F23VTech Well-Known Member

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    I am having some serious issues with my car. Awhile back i got a CEL for the 02 sensor/cat. I heard some rattle in the cat haven't been able to pull it off yet, car ran okay even with the CEL.. Well a few weeks down the line my car is nearly gutless...

    I am unable to rev past 3k rpm's even without a load. With a load i am able to get up to 40mph in 5th gear but wont go any further in 1st 2nd or 3rd i can barely reach 25 mph. If i try to rev past 3k rpms the engine shakes and once i let it down to idle it will die...

    Possible problem:

    Cats Plugged
    (not sure of anything else)

    If anyone could shed some light on the situation i really need it. If you have had a similar problem and you were able to fix it that would be great.


    Thanks
     
  2. BlkCurrantKord

    BlkCurrantKord Super Moderator

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    Cat clogged..
     
  3. 99F23VTech

    99F23VTech Well-Known Member

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    So you think for sure its the cat? I am going to try to pound all the honey comb crap out and see if that does a thing. (No emissions where i come from)
     
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    Sounds like it
     
  5. Sketch o5

    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    yea, its probably the cat being clogged. ever since i got my new cat a couple weeks ago, i definitely noticed that the car runs better than it did.
     
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    99F23VTech Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replys... Where did you get your cat sketch?
     
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    Usually when the cat is clogged, how would you go about cleaning it? Would Seafoaming your car clean it?
     
  8. HondaLuver83

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    No, because there are actually metal peices in the cat that are broken up. It looks like a honey comb in the cat. If I was the OP, I would just gut it out and buy an O2 fouler for $40. It gives u little more power and no CEL. Pluss its much cheaper than buying another cat.

    But dont tell al gore about this.
     
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    OH! How does that usually happen?
     
  10. Sketch o5

    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    the fouler trick wont make his cat unclogged. thus, his car will still run like dick and hell be out $40.

    i got my cat from napa. its nothing great, but it was cheap and immediately available.
     

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