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What happens if you take the catalytic converter off of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado?

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2008-01-24 20:19:29

It would be plain stupid to remove the converter. The converter

is designed into the engine controls of the vehicle. Removing it

wouldn't really increase power because they have very little

backpressure. If you want to remove it because its plugged or bad

then you could do so but the check engine light would come on and

it would never pass a smog test. It won't physically hurt the

engine to remove it. Removing the converter is against the law. I

would have an aftermarket converter welded in to replace your old

one if its bad.

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