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Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

As Handy Howard mentioned, you will have exhaust gases exiting where the thief cut off the catalytic converter. This may damage components or wiring around that area. There is also a risk of the ...
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Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

You are fine to drive to your mechanic. The only issue is your engine will not perform optimally because your O2 sensors will not operate within the intended range. This will trigger your check engine ...
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Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

I don’t think I would drive it any distance. You are going to have very hot gasses exiting close to the under body sealant (underseal). This is likely to catch fire and spread quickly.
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Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

You can bet that with the converter removed, it's going to be unpleasantly loud; so loud that the operator is likely to be as light on the go-pedal as ever she was. The greatest risk for such a ...
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