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Questions tagged [catalytic-converter]

Device placed within the exhaust system used to catalyze pollutant gasses found in exhaust gasses. Is normally located after the exhaust header, but before the muffler. Can be configured as 2-way or a 3-way: the 2-way affecting hydro-carbons (HC) and Carbon-monoxide (CO) gasses; the 3-way affects Nitrogen Oxide (NOx - do not confuse with Nitrous Oxide or NO2) as well.

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How many catalytic converters does a VW CC 2010 2.0L Sport have?

I have a P0420 code on my VW CC 2010 and I've narrowed it down to a faulty catalytic converter. I have edited this photo to try and explain easier. In the red circle is the catalytic converter I ...
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Would a hole in the catalytic converter cause code p0420?

VW CC 2010. Catalytic converter was replaced when I first got the car at 78k miles. It is now at 83k miles. Downstream oxygen sensor was replaced at 80k miles. There is a small leak in the catalytic ...
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2003 Dodge ram 1500 4.7 v8

My 03 Dodge ram 1500 is cutting out, won't stay running. I've changed all 8 spark plugs and all 8 coils, I had to replace the breather box and assembly as well because my ex had tried to put a cold ...
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catalytic converter

i have 170,000 miles on my car, no problems driving, but my check engine light is on. i took it to a auto parts shop and it read that I needed a knock sensor or catalytic converter, so I changed the ...
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Is my cat dead?

My car is a 2003 bmw e46 with 2.2 petrol engine. Just bought an elm 327 Bluetooth scanner and did some testing with it. Below are some graphs made with ScanMaster app. This is lambda output voltages ...
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Nagging P0430 (and now a pending P0420 too!) 2004 Lexus ES330

I've got a 2004 ES330 (2nd owner) with roughly 315,000. We didn't pay much for the car in 2012 with 164,000 miles. So, i've never gone overboard in maintenance of it. A year ago, when it was time for ...
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Catalytic Converter self-service

Can I remove catalytic converter, remove loose fragments, then put it back on without harming vehicle? I have a 2003 Ford Windstar.
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Mercedes Benz Vito 116 cdi

Is it is safe to remove the "cat" in my vehicle? I have been losing power even after replacing the turbo.The cluster lights up the "diesel particle filter" sign. I have intermittent bursts of black ...
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Catalytic converter without heat shield?

My car was making a rattling noise when driving with very low RPM and slow, or very high RPM and fast. When cruising it was OK. Drove car to the mechanic and he said that cat is broken. He replaced ...
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dashboard light to replace catalytic converter, later engine loud dash light disappears

A engine checklght appeared on my 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, and was diagnosed as a faulty catalytic converter, that was considered normal for the age of the car. About 3 days later when i ...
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Hi CO Emissions - Kial Soul+ 2.0L

My 2012 Kia Soul+ (53,700 miles) failed the emissions test for high HC and high CO at high RPMs (2500). After a new air filter, spark plugs, a professional injector and throttle body cleaning, the ...
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California CARB converter list by the CA Air Resource Board is no longer available

The only CARB listed converters by California is AP Exhaust 749233 Direct Fit and 740566 single replacement are no longer available. I called AP Exhaust and they are closed down and not sure if they ...
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Mechanic is recommending new catalytic converters. Are these temperatures that bad?

I failed a smog test in CA (1992 Corvette) and the results came back that the EGR valve is not holding pressure. It failed on nitric oxide emissions measured at 989 ppm at 15 mph and 1329 ppm at 25 ...
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Is there much benefit from removing catalytic converter? [duplicate]

This is a different question, that question is asking about the implications for an ecu after removing cat. I'm asking why people remove the cat to begin with and specifically what sort of bhp gains ...
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Interpreting secondary O2 values

The vehicle in question is a Piaggio Porter, make and engine data are unavailable atm. The car was in really bad shape before the repairs: missed oil changes, oil consumtion, heavy soot contamination, ...
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Why does my car sound like it has no catalytic converter when it hasn't been removed?

Well, my car suddenly started making a sound like if the catalytic converter was removed, which it has not. The noise started when my husband connected the a/c compressor directly to the battery ...
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Is my catalytic converter bad?

I have a 2006 Lexus LX 470 and I’m getting the check engine light on. I have a reader and I am seeing P0430 “ catalyst efficiency below normal (bank 2). I took some data from the sensors and plotted ...
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Putting the wrong fuel stabilizer in a motorbike

Say that a friend had been silly enough to skim the text on the bottle of fuel additive, before mixing it into a full tank of fuel for his 40'000 km kawazaki z750. And say that it turned out this ...
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Smog test not passing

I need to get my smog check to pass and when I went to the test center they said it wouldn’t pass because the “catalyst converter” is “not ready” (this is what they showed me on their monitor attached ...
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Should I replace my Catalytic converter?

My 2007 Xterra had the P0420 code pop on. My understanding is that it most likely that the Catalytic converter is going out. If this is the case, how high of a priority is it to fix? Before you ...
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Trying to Understand Post Cat O2 Behaviour During a Misfire

I've been researching using pre and post cat O2 waveforms to diagnose misfires and ran across this quote from the article, Intermittent Engine Misfire Analysis: Keep in mind that the downstream, ...
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Cat Converter Replacment & Sensors

I recently got a check engine light telling me that the O2 sensors had issues so I replaced them. The problem persistent, took it to make dealer and told it was the AF Sensors. I then replaced those ...
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02 sensor displays constant 3.3 volts, not a jagged waveform. 2002 rav4

Got P0420 and P0430 codes, suggesting the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Everything I have read suggests the wave form after the cat ( sensor 2) should be a delayed version of before the ...
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Corolla exhaust + converter replaced: engine check comes on

About half a year ago I had to replace the front part of the exhaust on my 2003 Corolla. SInce on this model it is welded to the cat converter, it had to be replaced too. Shortly after my local ...
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Catalytic Converter: To What Degree Is It Self-Cleaning?

The title says it, almost. With the exhaust passing through the catalytic converter comes a lot more than just the exhaust gas itself. Carbon particles, greasy slime, you name it - all the stuff that ...
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P0430 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold) Toyota Camry 2005 V6

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry V6. The check engine light was on for while and I cleared it once using an OBD2 reader. It didn't come up for while. I used the .87 petrol and I thought that is what ...
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why can't catalyic converters mailed to california

Why doesn't California let other states ship converters to us residents? I'll have to pay outragest ca prices?
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Broken catalytic converter 7 engine damage

I have a 2017 vehicle that after 2,500 miles had the check engine light go on and went into limp mode. After 3 times in 2 different dealerships, it was diagnosed with a broken catalytic converter. I ...
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Can a car operate without a catalytic converter?

So I was reading this Quora question which answers in the affirmative, but here's my misgiving: I was under the impression that the oxygen sensor which the ECU uses to adjust the fuel-to-air ratio, is ...
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My 2002 Chevy Impala

Good morning and happy mothers day to all the MOM'S. I have a 2002 Chevy Impala and some months ago I noticed my gas mileage wasn't as good as it used to be. The check engine light never came on. ...
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Why have to concentrate on exhaust gas instead of inlet mixture in Indian Bikes for emission control [closed]

I am having Apache RTR 180 (carburetor version) . Having a question towards Bharat Stage (BS) (Emission Norms) against bikes. Recently went through BS specification. To achieve this, we are going ...
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Coolant in the cat, can it be saved?

The catalytic converter on a 2007 Mazda RX-8 is full of engine coolant. Is there any way this can be saved or do I need a new cat? It seems to me that coolant won't melt the cat like unspent fuel or ...
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Welding, Repair, or Patch Catalytic Converter Crack

I got rear ended and the exhaust pipe was mashed forward causing the crack in my Catalytic converter's weld. Or perhaps, it just worsened the crack if it was too small to notice before. The crack does ...
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Catalyst Temperature

Please refer to Catalyst Temperature PIDs (mode 01 pids 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F) for the following questions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_01 Q1. Is there a thumb rule that the catalyst ...
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What's the purpose of having the cat right after the exhaust manifold

In a lot of the cheap cars I have looked at their exhaust components, I always find the catalytic converter right after the exhaust manifold instead of being after the down/front pipe in a "typical" ...
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Can a catalytic convertor be to small for an engine?

My car, a 2L BMW e34, failed its MOT on the gas test for CO readings. The tester said he thought it may be the cat had failed. I put a brand new exhaust system with cat and oxy sensor on my car, new ...
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Will eliminating factory catalytic converter have effect on emission testing?

I'm not exactly a car guy or know much about cars, but I would love to get some performance headers installed. The problem is that the headers that I found for my car state the following "Eliminates ...
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Incomplete Catalytic Converter Monitor on otherwise flawless old Tacoma

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma with 250k miles on it that runs like a champ. But, after some repairs, the catalytic converter monitor (or catalyst monitor) has never set. Every mechanic has told me ...
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P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 With CO emission only!

I saw this code in OBD2 scanner on Skoda Fabia 1.2 2006 64hk petrol. It doesn't matter to me except that the car failed the inspection and I'm not allowed to drive it any more. The problem was too ...
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Engine misfires when car hasn't been driven for a couple of days

My 2001 Hyundai Elantra XD suffers from misfires during the first 5-10 minutes after starting the car. After this, the car runs as as it should. I'm not sure, but I think the misfires only happen when ...
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Can A Catalytic Converter Fail Due to Age?

Suppose that a car has 120,000 miles on it and the catalytic converter fails. From what I read (see here as an example), age doesn't appear to be a general cause for failure. Is this a possibility ...
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Can a permanently stoich or lean running engine ruin a catalytic converter?

It's known a cat can be burned by an engine running too rich for too long, but i wonder what the effects are of constantly running lean. Will the cat just be uneffective because of the lack of CO, or ...
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On a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer, Can a separated catalytic converter be re-attached to the exhaust manifold?

My question title pretty much covers it. This is a 2004 Lancer. The family car, not the sport version. These pics might help: Can this be repaired without replacing the whole unit? (That's an ...
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I just removed ALL of the catalytic converters on my 5.7l Toyota Tundra. Now What? [duplicate]

I'm not worried about the environmental/legal issues. I'm not too worried about the cel being on all the time. Do I need to do anything to protect my engine at this point? Thanks!
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How could the code point to a faulty cat, when the O2 signals are normal?

I'm getting code P0420 on an '03 Vibe. The rule of thumb is that this means the catalytic converter is gone. Yet the pre- and post- cat O2 signals appear to indicate that the cat is doing its job. ...
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Is it a good idea to remove the catalytic converter?

Some people have suggested that I remove my cars catalytic converter. This is because my car is designed for a different market, and the manufacturer recommended fuel is not sold in my area. It is ...
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Nissan Altima catalytic converter ruined twice in one month

My 2005 4-cylinder 2.5s Nissan Altima has been having major issues for the past several months. My mechanic replaced the catalytic converter and a month later another mechanic said that the catalytic ...
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Mode 06 approaching failure limit

In Mode 06 (OBD), one gets a current value, max value and a min value for every MID, TID supported. If the current value is out of the max/min range, that MID, TID is considered a 'Fail'. But there ...
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Locating the O2 sensors and the cat along the exhaust

I gather that the upstream O2 sensor is the one right in the center of this picture. I also gather that the catalytic converter (the "cat") is the bulbous part of the exhaust right behind this sensor. ...
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How does raw fuel damage the catalytic converter?

I was wondering, if fuel gets in the catalytic converter, how does it damage it?