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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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98 Chevy Engine Issues (I think)

Hey everyone. I have a 98 Chevy Malibu LS. The issue im having is something I started to notice about 8 months ago. It's slowly gotten worse up until now where it's something that needs to be fixed. Whenever I accelerate, my engine seems to limit itself at 2500 rpms. Essentially, it chokes at 2500 until i get up to about 60 ish mph. Any ideas on what this could be? I know most cars have certain error codes associated with RPM limits. If anyone has any ideas or help they could offer, I would really appreciate it.

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Re: 98 Chevy Engine Issues (I think)

Sounds a lot like a clogged catalytic convertor.


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Re: 98 Chevy Engine Issues (I think)

Well, maybe I didn't mention that it doesn't happen all the time. I'd think a clogged catalytic converter would be a constant problem instead of a problem 50% of the time. Am I right?
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Re: 98 Chevy Engine Issues (I think)

Eight months ago?...Really?

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