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My car just cut off,when try to restart it spits back thru breather ,runs a little but willnot accelerate,also when it does finally start,cataylic converter gets cherry red

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    ARESTI Dec 03, 2012

    If you like first to check and then proceed I give you the following advise. Visit a Garage and request for emission test and surely you will get the Cat result of serviceability. Also If you still not satisfied visit an exhaust fitting workshop and request for the following : If the cat is in such a place where is easy access to make a hole before the cat for few minutes,start the car and accelerate there you should notice if the crank start is much easier and the accleration is strong enough and feel the engine breating better, If so then is the answer for a faulty cat and should get changed.

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The cherry red catalytic converter is the sign of a complete blocked cat and needs immediately replacement. The starting problems you have are due to this situation. Change the cat and you will see improvement.

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

  • Mike Campbell Dec 02, 2012

    I agree but the converter was replaced two years ago,do you think this one could be stopped up as well?

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SOURCE: exaust getting too hot wont pass emissions

You have a Bad Catalytic Converter. Get this Replaced and you should Pass Ok. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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