1999 Chevy Cavalier rough idle/lack of power

Tiny
DARRYLTHENEWF
  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER

Engine Performance problem
1999 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 203000 miles

Prior to installing a new muffler on my car she worked great. I installed a new muffler and now she lack power. When I step on the gas she sputters and spits. I am kinda thinking it is the cat converter. Don't want to spend alot of money but putting on this and trying that.
Any input would be grateful.

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Darryl

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 2:39 PM

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Tiny
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Try temporarily disconnecting the exhaust pipe and see if it increases in power if so the Cat is clogged-up

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 5:18 PM
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I don't think there is anywhere to disconnect before the converter? I 'd say she it getting the grinder tomorrow. Lol

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 6:46 PM
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Well today I went at the car. I cut off the converter and placed a new piece of pipe in. Still the same. I then and installed a new fuel filter and cleaned the throttle body. Still the same. I then noticed the wires arcing out. Changed them. Still the same.
I am lost !

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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 4:34 PM

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