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Bearup I have a 1989 Chevy Cavalier it's started rumbling

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Bearup I have a 1989 Chevy Cavalier it's started rumbling really intensely when I hit the gas and often cuts off when I'm at stop lights or stop signs and has difficulty turning back on
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: that's basically everything. car turns on fine, unless I'm trying to restart it after it shuts off at a stop when I'm stopped and restart it it will turn back on but as soon as I shift into drive mode it lurches and shuts off again
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Joe Prestia replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like it could almost be a really plugged up catalytic converter from your description of symptoms. Could you possibly remove the upstream Oxygen sensor and see if it runs better?

Expert:  Joe Prestia replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried this yet? Did it se to lessen the drivability concern?