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Q: What are other warning signs for a catalytic converter to be clogged besides a rotten egg smell?
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Why does the check engine light and transmission light keep coming on once you replace the converter?

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Loss of power and hard to obtain high speed possible overheating and poor fuel mileage. shake it and see if it rattles, sometimes the honeycomb things fall of and block up the exhaust You'll also get a check engine warning light when you lose power.


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