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yes it can the ceramic inside of it may have been damaged somehow. usually by having a accident from what i have heard. but my Lincoln does the same thing. its not going to be a major problem as long as you can bear the noise.

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Q: Could the catalytic converter on a 92 Nissan pickup be the cause of a loud rattling noise while idling?
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