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Old 09-24-2013, 01:34 PM   #11
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The cat is being "worked" on today.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #12
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Cat has been fixed, fuel milage is back to 280-320 per tank and car no longer stalls but I have some problems still. I'll make a new thread since I obviously had two separate issues,
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #13
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Updating incase somebody is searching for an answer to similar problems. Nobody closes threads and I'm not going to leave this open since every topic on this issue was left open.

There where 3 issues: Poor milage was largely due to the cat BUT.. this was not the reason the car stalled.

The breaking issue was that familiar PCV hose that collapses. This one collapsed at a 90 degree elbow (last one going into firewall) and you could only feel it when the car started, not visible with the eye.

Now to the stalling once driving/ poor running/ hard shifting issue:

It was a failing fuel pump. The summer just exposes the issue more. Pump has been replaced (horror story but fixed) and now the car has power and zero issues with stalling (200 miles today).
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #14
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Can I ask a dumb question - how did you get the cat "fixed"? And how much did it cost?

I may need to do the same thing but outside of getting 205-215 miles per full tank of gas (city OR highway - doesn't matter), I'm not sure how to diagnose that as a likely failure point (car isn't throwing any codes).
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