exhaust leak on 1992 Nissan Pathfinder

I have real bad leak at cat to pipe connection and huge crack down the muffler. could this be why have no torque when accelerating. do I need fix this before emissions

by in Auburn, WA on December 25, 2013
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2 answers
ANSWER by , December 25, 2013
Could be the exhaust is restricted causing no power, and yes, replace/repair exhaust before emissions testing.
ANSWER by , December 26, 2013
your leak may have been caused by plugged exh.seek a insp from muffler shop