That can be difficult to answer. The symptoms can mimic other problems such as a plugged fuel filter, or a faulty coil. Do this with the windows down, and all accessories (blower motor, radio, etc.) turned off. Drive down a quiet street in your neighborhood, or if you can find it, a deserted street. Stop the vehicle, and then apply moderate acceleration. The truck should accelerate normally, but after a few seconds, it seems to lose power, and if you can hear a hissing coming from the seams of the exhaust, (because of all the built up pressure) then there is a good chance you do have a clogged converter. Some shops use a by-pass pipe temporarily to diagnose this problem. Not a cheap one either, that is for sure.
Upstream would be before the catalytic converter. Downstream would be after the catalytic converter.
tap on it and if it rattles ,its done
replace sensor,catalytic converters smell like rotten eggs when going bad
Take it to your local salvage yard and they will offer you a salvage price for the converter.
Oxygen sensors go in the exhaust pipes. There should be one before the catalytic converter and one after so that the computer can tell how well the catalytic converter is working.
Bank 1 is the exhaust pipe on the drivers side of the engine, and the other side is bank 2
YES ! as soon as the engine was started , you would notice how noisy it was The catalytic converter(s) are in the exhaust system before the muffler , and removing the catalytic convertor just leaves an open exhaust pipe - extremely loud
i think it's something like 3-5 years. if not have a look on the website u got the catalytic car from and that should tell you.
Loss of power, poor fuel mileage, converter gets red hot, possibly check engine light will come on.
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.
You have poorn gas milage and when you step on the pedal your car has no power. You can tell mainly by it not having enough power
have it scaned by a snapon computer it will tell the bad one