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How to Repair Catalytic Converter


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Catalytic converters were first widely introduced on series-production automobiles in the United States market for the 1975 model year to comply with tightening U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on automobile exhaust emissions. Catalytic converters are still most commonly used on motor vehicle exhaust systems, but are also used on generator sets, forklifts, mining equipment, trucks, buses, locomotives, airplanes and other engine fitted devices. Usually, this is in response to government regulation.


A catalytic converter (colloquially, "cat" or "catcon") is a device used to convert toxic exhaust emissions from an internal combustion engine into non-toxic substances. Inside a catalytic converter, a catalyst stimulates a chemical reaction in the noxious byproducts of combustion to convert them to non-toxic substances. The type of chemical reaction varies depending upon the type of catalyst installed.


One of the common symptoms of a bad catalytic converter is a foul smell that will get stronger over time. Your vehicle may stall or react roughly during idling. A lack of power, a drop in the fuel economy and acceleration problems are also indications of a faulty catalytic converter. In addition, the automobile will run at higher engine temperatures than normal. A visible indication of a bad cat converter is black smoke emitting from the exhaust pipe. The catalytic converter, being an indeed critical component, can emit gases that are toxic to the environment, if not properly inspected for defects and fixed at the right time.


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