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Replace muffler, not the catalytic converter which started to rattle. Stop running, will crank but will not start. can it be the catalytic converter.

I have a 1996 jeep cherokee. I recently replaced the muffler but not the catalytic converter. Right after the muffler replacement the catalytic converter started to rattle. The other day while I was driving the jeep stop running and would not turn over. It would crank but will not start. Could the catalytic converter be causing the problem or can you tell me were to start looking.

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If the converter is rattlin then it needs to be replaced because the element inside is broken. if the jeep still does not run try removing the catalytic converter to see if the restriction is too much. should start if the converter is restricted. if it doesnt maybe its whatever caused the converter to go bad in the first place

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