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Hyundai Sante Fe: When driving, I started out fine then the

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When driving, I started out fine then the engine started stalling and would only go so fast. It sounds like I'm giving it gas, but it's not excellorating . Feels like I'm riding a slow horse! No engine light is on. 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe. Help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
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With the engine running go back to the exhaust pipe and tell me of there is a good flow of air coming out of the exhaust.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How should I test for the flow of exhaust air. Should I start the engine and place my hand in front to the exhaust?

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Go back to the tail pipe at the rear of the vehicle and place a dollar bill or a piece of paper over the tail pipe and see if there is any suction on the paper. Do this with the engine running.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No there is no suction. It's blowing softly.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Ok the issue that you are having is consistent with the catalytic converter coming apart internally and restricting the flow of the exhaust and in turn choking the vehicle out. The exhaust system needs to be checked as a first step.
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