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Car loses power, exhaust heats up and sputters

Exhaust sputters and heats up plus loses power

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This could be a clogged catalytic converter, or physical damage to the exhaust system. Many auto shops will check stuff like that for free, or a small diagnostic fee which they apply to the cost of the repair if you have them do the work.
You look under the car and see if any of the exhaust piping is bent or pinched blocking the flow. For the catalytic converter. After dark run the engine unit it starts to get hot then look under the car to see if any part of the exhaust is glowing orange or red. Be sure not to let the engine get too hot. If the Cat is clogged it will be glowing by the time the engine reaches normal operating temp.

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