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What Are the Signs of a Faulty Catalytic Converter?

What Are the Signs of a Faulty Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is in charge of expelling emissions from your vehicle’s motor in a safe manner. If these engine byproducts can’t be emitted properly, your car is at risk of poor efficiency and performance. Read on to learn more about the catalytic converter and how to tell if one has gone bad. The Process of Catalytic Converters  The catalytic converter is a major part of the exhaust system that sits underneath most cars. A catalytic converter chemically transforms harmful exhaust emissions like carbon monoxide and other fumes into less toxic vapors. There is a thin metal piece inside the component made to handle this. When the exhaust gasses get pushed through the component, the metal acts as a catalyst to help break down the byproducts.   Over time, the “cat” can break down or get clogged. Below are some of the failing signs of a catalytic converter: Check Engine Light On When something goes wrong with the catalytic converter, the oxyge ... read more

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