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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What is a catalytic converter? A catalytic converter employs a catalyst to convert poisonous chemicals produced by your car's engine to harmless gasses, thereby counteracting the contribution to air pollution. That said, converters can clog up and become problematic. Here you will find the symptoms that will lead you to diagnose a catalytic converter issue. Why do catalytic converters cause problems? Exhaust gases may form a build-up or residue within the converter that may become so extensive that the converter gets all clogged up and unable to function. If this is the case, your vehicle will be releasing toxic particles into the atmosphere. Above and beyond the damage done to the environment, the build-up of these gases can damage your car's engine and lead to further costs. What are the symptoms? Use your senses. Look for dark, thick smoke coming from your car's exhaust. Dark smoke may indicate that gases are building up within the converter and are expelled in a hi ... read more