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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

Just like any other machine, your car needs all its parts to play their role for it to work smoothly. If your catalytic converter becomes wonky, you can tell from other parts of the car as well. Here is what to look for if you suspect your catalytic converter is faulty; Engine Check Light The warning light, which is one of the most visible symptoms of a problem with your vehicle, is also one of the clearest indicators of a faulty catalytic converter. When scanned with a suitable OBD scanner, it will display a catalytic converter-related fault code, which must be deciphered using the operating handbook. A Car emissions test failed. Because the catalytic converter is a component of your car's emission system, it stands to reason that a failed exhaust emission test would indicate a damaged catalytic converter. Normally, you must get your car emissions tested once a year. Because the catalytic converter is the primary component responsible for safe car emissions, the test will tell ... read more