2002 Hyundai Elantra why does my car hesitate?


Engine Performance problem
2002 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 133, 00 miles

My car is acting very strange. The engine wants to quit on me. It keeps stalling. When I am driving, the engive willl cut out for a few seconds and if I keep the gas on, it will like restart. It is hard to explain but it is almost like it shorts out. I have had cars not idle for me but this is different. It just dies
even when I am applying the gas to it. Doesn't matter how fast or slow I am going.

We recently removed the catalytic converter because it was plugged and just put in a straight pipe. Could the two be related somehow?

Thanks for any help you might be able to provide. I know it is kind of vague but not sure how to explain any better.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 2:19 PM

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Inspect and test all the following listed below and get back with some results

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 4:42 PM

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