Car will not accelerate properly

Tiny
TBCSCOACHC
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  • 2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Only a slow acceleration is possible as the car bucks in first gear. At high speed the vehicle, will bog down going from fourth to fifth gear and feels as though I have flooded the carburetor. If I carefully bring the car up to speed, it will perform very well until any upward incline.
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Thursday, June 13th, 2019 AT 7:57 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

This sounds like you have a clogged catalytic converter not allowing the engine to breathe.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bad-catalytic-converter-symptoms

You need to have the back pressure tested to be sure. That is when they remove an O2 sensor and insert a gauge to measure the back pressure.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-low-engine-power

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019 AT 8:06 AM

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