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What Are the Signs of a Failing Catalytic Converter?

What Are the Signs of a Failing Catalytic Converter?

If your vehicle has an internal combustion engine, it can release harmful byproducts that can in turn contribute to air pollution. To minimize the waste, each gas-powered vehicle has a catalytic converter to convert these dangerous gasses into safer ones. If your catalytic converter suddenly stops working, you can definitely tell as soon as it does. If you aren’t sure, here are the signs of a faulty catalytic converter. Lit Check Engine Light A check engine light can mean many troubling things, including a faulty catalytic converter. That is why it is important to have professional diagnostic testing done to be sure. If your catalytic converter is at fault, it will send a particular trouble code. Failed Emission Test The catalytic converter plays a huge role in the emissions system, which is why a bad catalytic converter will result in a failure of the smog test. The test may reveal too many concentrated pollutants or excess carbon emissions. Rattling When the catalytic con ... read more

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