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Two of the catalytic converters of my kia sorento jeep get red hot. My check enging light is always glowing while driving. The vehicle emits a whistling sound on throtling and the vehicle power is ver

The exhaust exit terminal does not seem to emit enough heat required when throtled

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    kagbamoro Nov 03, 2012

    The vehicle power is very low

  • dods_trading
    dods_trading Dec 10, 2012

    my catalytic why burn

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If you scan the error codes what does it say? You can get this done at any autoparts store (chain) for free. However it sounds to me like there is some air restriction in the intake that is causing the loss of power and the exhuast is running rich. This causes the catalytic converter to overheat. You need to be mindful that any leaks of fluid near the catalytic converter can cause a fire and the loss of the entire vehicle when they get this hot.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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most likely the carbon canister fresh air vent is plugged with a spider web or dirt, the other option is the electric purge control solenoid is defective.

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Throttle Position Sensor TPS needs to be set adjusted properly.

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usually you can reset a check engine light buy disconnecting the battery for about 30 minutes.

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Apparently this is a recall matter and will be fixed at no charge. KIA Consumer Assistance Center 1-800-333-4542. Recall notices were to go out in May/June 2009.

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on my sorento same problem and its solved vacuum pump on turbo, now ok, sorry for bad english, vacuum membrane is broken

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