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Hello, my name is***** the problem arises is there zero throttle response until it starts working again or is there just little power?
It is possible that this is due to the catalytic converter failing. If it becomes clogged when it get shot then this will occur. You would need to either have an exhaust shop check the backpressure or you could test it with a vacuum gauge when the problem is occurring. It can also be a failure in the throttle position sensor so that can be tested with a scan tool that reads engine data.
When a cat deteriorates the honeycomb inside starts to restrict the flow of exhaust. When this occurs the engine will act like this because it cannot get rid of the exhaust from the engine.
It really depends on what it is doing internally. I will usually check to see if it is clogged as well as monitor all of the sensor signals when the problem is occurring to see if any of them are reading incorrectly.
Not always. If it is just a little off it can affect the throttle response without throwing a code.
Please let me know if you need more help.