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What is wrong exhaust gets cherry red and is missing bad want hardly run.

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You have a fatality converter on the exhaust it has to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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It is an emissions problem. Or sensor problem. Take it for a trouble code scan at Autozone or similar store . They will do a scan for free. You may need to replace the catalytic converter. That cherry red pipe sounds serious.it should not be like that at all.

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cherry red? you may have a clogged cat. convertor

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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I would definately be checking my timing dwell (the Distributor) and make sure it is not loose, or did not move on me. You will need a timing gun to check if it moved, using the timing mark on the dampner pully. Good Luck

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too muchfuel going into the exhaust, my guess is a skipped timing belt or blown exhaust valve

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SOURCE: catalytic converter glowing cherry red

time to get a new converter been down that road before

Posted on Sep 19, 2012

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