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What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter is a part of the exhaust system. It works to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution by helping to convert the vehicle's emissions into gasses that are not harmful. When a catalytic converter does begin to go faulty, most likely your car will show one (or more) of the following symptoms. Reduced Engine Performance Since the catalytic converter is an essential part of the vehicle's exhaust system, it can negatively affect the vehicle engine's performance if it starts to have issues. If the converter is only clogged, it will limit the flow of the exhaust. However, if the catalytic converter is cracked, it could potentially leak harmful gas. Both clogged and cracked converters can diminish engine performance, power, ability to accelerate, and fuel economy. Exhaust Has a Sulfur Smell When your vehicle's engine is running, a properly functioning catalytic converter changes hydrogen sulfide from the gasoline into sulf ... read more