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Would the catalytic converter be the problem if my car is real slow at take off.? it revs up higher than normal till it gets going then seems ok.

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No, your transmission is dieing.

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When running does the engine shake back and forth (indicating a skip in the engine) also does it rev up freely. If you were to rev it up to 3500RPMS would it be smooth without the engine shaking back and forth? Also the o2 sensor on the front of the exhaust manifold is pretty easy to get at, if you were able to pull that( 7/8") wrench I beleive) you could tell if it were running rich (sooty black color). In the end you could take it to a muffler shop and for very little money have them inspect your cat, without any cutting or welding. a $20-$30 cost at most. I know the fixya wants us to be self suficiant but even i don't mess with small exhaust work because of the benieft of not dealing with it, especially for such a small price. But if its something you wanted to do, I could explain so. A shop can visually inspect the cat, and see if it is clogged with oil, or excessive fuel. At any rate in the end if they do find that you do need a cat, don't buy a GM one, there are plenty of other sources for an aftermarket cat. IF you decided to go that route i know of a few sources that one could be had for pretty cheap ($50-70) for new. Let me know if any of this helps

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SOURCE: My catalytic converter gets red hot after 5 min of driving

yes this could be the fault but you would have a light on the dash in the shape of an engine this is the eml light>engine managment light)this is the computer he is talking about unfortunatley yes it could be costlyit has a lot of miles on it hope this helps you

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this is the check engine light, it indicates that a fault exists in the electronic engine controls, have a test of the system run to get the fault code for the light.

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When catalytic converters go bad, the porcelain matrix inside comes loose and is noisy.
But you can just unbolt it, break up the loose chunks, pour out the pieces, and it will run better than ever.
If you don't pass the next emissions test, then replace it.

But it could just be the heat shield rattling instead.
Take the shield off first, to see if it goes away.

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Ok the fastest way to solve weather it is the cats in the exhaust system is to take it too a exhaust specialist and ask them to do a exhaust pressure test. They should have all the pressure drop data there and can tell you if there is to much restriction in the exhaust, if there is to much chances are they will be the cats, usually the front one. Yep your dad is correct with his theory, but excessive overfuelling will also cause the cats to build up excess heat and start to melt, or fall apart. So get a good service when your able too, plugs/filters and oils. Yep your firing order is correct.

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You need to have the car tested for a fault code that might explain this. Other issues that cause this are low fuel pressure, defective Mass Airflow sensor and lastly a plugged exhaust system causing excessive back pressure, the cause of that is a defective catalytic converter.

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Classic symptoms of a plugged catalytic converter. You may also have a check engine light, with these codes:

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