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Catalytic converter glowing red and car backfiring

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SOURCE: My 1997 Ford Taurus sho catalytic converter glows

Usually this means there is way too much unburned fuel in the exhaust. Either the engine is running too rich, or one cylinder is not firing right. You need to get this to a mechanic ASAP. This can ignite the carpeting inside the car, and that would ruin your day.

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you are getting unburned fuel into the exhaust, could be bad spark, could be engine problem, do a spark test at all the plugs, and do a compression test, exhaust valve will cause this problem,

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SOURCE: 1999 ford contour catalytic converter getting red hot car running rough no check enginge light on

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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM

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time to get a new converter been down that road before

Posted on Sep 19, 2012

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