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I have the exact same problem.
I am right in this guy's boat, and I'm missing my paddles.
I've never had a problem with my car, and I absolutely love it. But, just recently on a very long trip, I lost all power. I replaced the LIM gaskets, and after doing that, I'm completely without power. Acceleration is sluggish, with occasional surges and sputters, there's a loud 'exhausty' sound coming from the engine compartment when I hit the gas, and I have to struggle with it to get it up to speed. I have another long trip to make soon, and I am worried the car won't make it (2000 miles).
I've had codes read, and they've indicated low thermostat reading (there's gunk in the coolant, and I'm going to do a backflush), and a bad reading on the EGR circuit. That code cleared itself. I've done a suck test on the FPR, and that was fine. Exhaust is coming out of the pipe smoothly, for the most part. No big hiccups, at least. She idles great, and you can rev her up with no problems when she's just sitting there. Put her in gear, and try to drive away, and there's just nothing there. I'm out of ideas, and out of money, too. I could *really* use some DIY tips, if you guys have anything you can think of.