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I am working on a 2000 suzuki esteem 4 door with a 1.8 litter to car bogs down as if it has now power even when its in park or neutral you can't get more then 2000 rpms on it and it bogs down

I have tried disconnecting the MAF sensor cleaning the EGR valve and disconnecting the o2 sensor nothing is working car still acts up its got good fuel psi anyone have any other ideas thanks for any help you can give

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Probably a clogged catalytic convertet. One sure way to test that theory is to unhook the exhaust pipe from the catalytic converter and try then. It will be loud but if the converter was clogged you will have your power back. Replace converter if you have power after the test.

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