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What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

The smell of rotten eggs can be pretty unpleasant. If you sense this smell in your car, you should immediately have your vehicle checked by a mechanic. The smell comes from small amounts of sulfur in your car's fuel. Typically, sulfur gets converted into odorless sulfur dioxide during the emission process. But, if you smell the sulfur, there is a chance that the combustion process did not happen as it should. Here are some of the reasons why your car smells like rotten eggs. Failing Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter's function is to convert harmful gases into less toxic gases. If the converter gets broken, gases such as sulfur get cast into the air before converting into odorless gases. This explains why your car smells like rotten eggs. A faulty catalytic converter should get replaced with a new one as soon as possible. Dirty Fuel Filter or a Faulty Fuel Pressure Sensor A faulty fuel pressure sensor can lead to clogging of the catalytic converter with oil. Too ... read more