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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 is an integral component of the cars exhaust system. It filters out toxic emissions from the engine, thus alleviating harmful environmental contamination. If you pay enough attention to your car's servicing and maintenance needs, you may never have to replace your cat. But in other cases, a converter can get damaged, which affects its longevity and performance. Suffice to say; almost all catalytic convertor problems emanate from engine failures including imbalanced air-fuel mixture, damaged oxygen sensors and bad spark plugs. If left unattended, these problems can rapidly escalate to overheating, clogging, and physical deterioration of the cat. So, what are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter? Check the Dashboard Light A flashing light illuminating at the dashboard signifies a damaged or failing, catalytic converter. Modern cars have several oxygen sensors or actuators which monitor the exhaust gas levels and alert you in case of clog ... read more

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