The only real way is to take it to a garage and get them to check the exhaust emissions. This only takes about 5 minutes and my local garage didn't charge me for this when I did this.
If the emissions are NOT OK, then this could point to problems with the fuel injection system as well. If the emissions are fine, then so is everything else.
replace sensor,catalytic converters smell like rotten eggs when going bad
There's no possible way to pass inspection with a bad catalytic converter, if if you find out you have a bad catalytic converter during your inspection you have a chance after you after you have replaced the catalytic converter and the inspection no no charge/free!!
No, the catalytic converter is downstream from the EGR valve so it has no effect on it.
Transmission torque converter or an exhuast catalytic converter?
A bad coil can damage a converter. If the engine is misfiring, it will cause raw fuel to get into the converter and that can cause failure.
A bad catalytic converter can cause hard starts if it has become clogged. This produces excessive back pressure in the engine.
Bad Gas milege Gives a rattling sound if it breaks down Car stops running if it is totally blocked
Loss of power, poor fuel mileage, converter gets red hot, possibly check engine light will come on.
Yes. If a coil is bad causing one or more cylinders to not fire, this allows raw unburned fuel to enter the catalytic converter, where it is burned. This can ruin a converter.
A bad catalytic converter will cause a severely restricted exhaust system. You would notice a lack of power and performance from you vehicle and in cases of a completely blocked converter, the engine may not run.
Yes it is possible.
Yes it does.
They can become clogged or they can burn out.
Loss of power, and a converter that gets red hot.
Yes, you can do serious damage to the engine if the converter is clogged.
There can be a few reasons for a catalytic converter to go bad. One of the causes could be clogs. Other reasons include plugs not working right, and bad exhaust valves.
have it scaned by a snapon computer it will tell the bad one
yes it can you can usually tell if your converter is bad by two ways if your car is running and the converter gets red hot or if the car is cool and you hit the converter and here stuff raddle inside
Some symptoms of a bad catalytic converter on a 1994 Lumina are engine stalling, engine backfiring, no start of engine, and poor power pick up. If the catalytic converter has rust holes, the vehicle will also be very loud when running.
I believe bank 1 sensor 1 is Passenger side before catalytic converter. sensor 2 is after catalytic converter. bank 2 sensor 1 is Driver side before catalytic converter. sensor 2 is after catalytic converter.
A foul smell is the most common sign of a bad catalytic converter. If you smell what seems to be a rotten egg and it gets stronger over time, the catalytic converter is not working properly. A large drop in your fuel economy may be a sign that your catalytic converter is going bad or is blocked. A lack of power, especially at high speeds, may be a sign that the catalytic converter is going, or has gone, bad.A vehicle that stalls during idle, or idles rough, may have a blocked or bad catalytic converter. Your catalytic converter may be blocked if you experience bucking or hesitation while trying to accelerate. Additionally, your vehicle may run at a higher than normal temperature. A catalytic converter typically doesn't go bad without an underlying cause. A mechanic should be able to find the original problem and may not have to replace the converter.
Yes, It will tell you bank 1 or 2 then sensor 1 or 2 ...Bank 1 is the exhaust pipe coming from the side of the engine with cylinder 1. Sensor 1 is before the catalytic converter, and sensor 2 is after the catalytic converter.
have the car checked out, it could be a bad o2 sensor or a plugged converter.
A shop can cut the bad converter out and weld a new one in.