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A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

First let's cover what a catalytic converter is for your vehicle. A catalytic converter is a car component that works to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution. It is a metal canister installed in the exhaust system. It is filled with a chemical catalyst, usually a platinum and palladium mixture, and helps to convert the vehicle's emissions into non-harmful gasses. Typically, a damaged catalytic converter will show one of five signs that will alert the driver that replacement may be required. We, at Masters Touch Automobile, put together the list for you so you know what to keep an eye and ear out for: 1. RATTLING NOISE A loud rattling noise from under your vehicle is a sign of a bad or failing catalytic converter. If a catalytic converter becomes old or damaged internally from extremely rich fuel mixtures, the catalyst coated honeycomb meshes on the inside of the converter can collapse or break apart, causing a rattle. The rattle may be more obvious when starting the vehicle and will ... read more

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