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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions from a vehicle's exhaust to less toxic substances. It is a crucial component of a car's exhaust system and is located between the engine and the muffler. Like most other components, a catalytic converter will get damaged, broken, clogged, and malfunctioned. Usually, a faulty catalytic converter will alert you with these 5 signs before it completely fails. The Check Engine Light Illuminates Your vehicle's internal computer uses the check light engine to signify internal car problems. When the computer detects that the catalytic converter is not catalyzing the gases as it should, it will set off the engine light to notify the driver of an impending problem. Please note that other internal car problems can also cause the engine light to illuminate. That is why it is important that you leave your vehicle's diagnosis and repair to professional technicians. Degraded Engine Performance Here is one of the most common indicator ... read more

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