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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is one of the main parts of the exhaust system. Its place in the vehicle is between the muffler and the engine. The main function is to control and convert pollutants that would come from your car's exhaust into non-polluted air that is then discharged from the muffler. What are the Potential Issues of the Catalytic Converter? While the catalytic converter is a part of the vehicle that is meant to last for about ten years, it can become clogged, overheated, damaged, and contaminated. This can lead to the engine beginning to whine and cause a slug to it. Ultimately, if the catalytic converter dies, your engine could fail altogether. The contaminants that a catalytic converter may face are something of leaded gasoline. This type of gas is not found often in the US. So, in the United States what are the causes of catalytic converter contamination? The CC can become contaminated by coolant leaking, combustion, a faulty head-gasket, or even from engine oil. Th ... read more

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