Tag Archives: Catalytic Converter

Catalytic converter car repair questions and answers from the experts. Is the check engine light on or does your vehicle accelerate sluggish. Read our growing number of articles.

2005 Chevy Silverado Cutting Out Loses Power

Iv got a issue with my 05 Chevy Silverado 2500. It’s got the 6.0. It will run fine for a few minutes then all of a sudden it starts cutting out, loses all power, and acts like it wants to stall. Iv changed the exhaust manifold because there was a crack and I thought maybe…

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Olds Aurora EVAP smoke test

I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora Final 500. Replaced the manifold gasket and Catalytic Converter over the past 4 weeks, and was planning to replace a bad coil pack this week. I do not drive more than 80 – 100 miles a week, usually less. The car ran good except for a misfire that could…

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Honda Civic Transmission Acting Up

Hello I have a 2002 Honda Civic hx manual transmission that has been giving me some problems. If I don’t shift the gears early it will sputter and Jerk. Also it will not go over 60 mph or it will do the same thing. Answer: It sounds like your Honda has an engine problem not…

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Lexus won’t go past 20mph

Lexus es300 won’t go pass 20mph and we’ve changed everything. Answer: The most common cause for a vehicle to not be able to accelerate past 20 MPH is a plugged catalytic converter. When they get plugged, this causes a restriction in the exhaust system and will not allow the engine to breathe. The catalytic converter…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Quad Driver And Oxygen Sensor Codes

If I put my 1997 Pontiac grand Am shifts into gear too soon after starting it, it sets a check engine light and i get the trouble code 26 -Quad Driver. I had the PCM replaced because of other problems that I still having. Car will not accelerate in reverse, gets bad gas mileage, has DTC 13,  goes slow climbing hills, and poor…

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Catalytic Converter I/M Flag Not Ready

2004 Pontiac Grand Prix with a “2” motor will not go “Ready” with the catalytic converter test for I/M testing. I went in the service manual and did the testing for P0420 where you run the car for 1 minute in park then put in in drive while observing air/fuel mixture. The readings change from…

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Pontiac Grand Prix Catalytic Converter And ABS Codes

Check engine light codes problem with my 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. 3.8L non supercharged. ABS, Track Off and Service engine soon. GM Computer codes  C0045, C0046, C0245, P0303, P0420, P0172. Reason for code P0420 is because I don’t have a catalytic converter. Ever since I retrieved the code P0303 I have changed all of the…

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Transmission And Catalytic Converter Codes

I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with a 3.8L Series II engine. I am having 2 different issues with this vehicle. First, the transmission has started jerking hard into gears. It seems that it only does it once the car gets up to a normal operating temperature. I will be stopped at a…

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Check Engine Light

I recently replaced my EGR valve because the check engine light code came up on my car, along with that I also had to replace my catalytic convertor, from what the mechanic I went to said, is that the bad EGR valve caused the catalytic converter to clog, I don’t know how true this is because…

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Transmission Or Catalytic Converter

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. Over the last few weeks i have had trouble with the can being jerky while accelerating also i tends to do this more the warmer the car gets ie: runs good in the am but by lunch time it’s acting up. Also i noticed this morning that the…

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2002 Pontiac Montana Cuts Off At Higher RPM’s

2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L OHV had oxygen sensor code but replaced it and cleared. Head gaskets were leaking as well so replaced (milled heads, pressure tested, valve job, replaced 4 bent intake valves), also replaced plugs, wires, coils and ignition module and O2 sensor, cleaned throttle body. Car cuts out at a specific RPM in…

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1999 Chevrolet Blazer Misfire Cylinder Number 2

Hello, I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer 4×4, 4.3l Vortec v6. Truck starts, and idle & rev are great til about 2500 rpm. Hooked up OBDII scanner, gave a “P0302” code which states “cylinder 2 misfire”. From what I found on Blazer Forum net, shows possible ignition problems. Went through and changed the distributor cap…

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