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5 Symptoms of a Failing Catalytic Converter

5 Symptoms of a Failing Catalytic Converter

A catalytic converter is an integral part of the automobile's exhaust system. It reduces vehicle emissions and pollution by burning harmful engine byproducts and converting them into breathable gasses. Though catalytic converters are made to last the life of your vehicle, they can become clogged, broken, or even stolen. When your catalytic converter stops working or goes missing, your car will likely show one (or more) of the following warning signs. Decrease in Engine Performance Since the catalytic converter is a vital part of the vehicle's exhaust system, it can negatively impact engine performance. If the converter is jammed, it will limit the flow of the exhaust. But, if the catalytic converter is leaking, it could potentially circulate harmful gas. Both clogged and punctured converters can diminish engine performance and decrease your car's acceleration capacity. A Rotten Egg or Sulfur Smell A proper functioning catalytic converter can transform hydrogen sulfide f ... read more