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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters are crucial to preventing your car from emitting harmful pollutants. A catalytic converter is located between the engine and the muffler, and its main job is to convert harmful pollutants into gases that are safe to expel from the vehicle. If your vehicle's catalytic converter is bad, it may emit harmful emissions into the environment. Now that you understand what a catalytic converter does and why it is important, here are 5 symptoms of a bad catalytic converter. Poor Engine Performance One of the main signs that your catalytic converter is bad, or beginning to fail, is if your vehicle begins to experience poor engine performance. If your converter becomes clogged, the exhaust flow can be impacted which may decrease engine power and acceleration. Dark Smoke or Sulfur Smell From the Exhaust Because the catalytic conveyer's job is to prevent harmful pollutants from coming out of your exhaust, if you experience dark smoke or smell sulfur, it could be a s ... read more

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