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Maybe the cat converter is plugged. how does the engine run, is it somewhat low on power? has the ck engine light been on? if so have the converter checked. if the car runs rough, you also need to fix that otherwise it could damage the new converter.

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You have been conned . To blow sparks means that the exhaust gas temperature is excessive or that the cat converter is failing. Run the fault codes to ensure that the system is running as intended ( O2 and HO2s sensors) are ok and that the cat converter is working. BY the time the exhaust gas gets to the muffler the sparks would be out as the highest temperature is in the cat converter while the rest of the system is in a state if cooling down

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Hi Jacques,

Being fuel injected, it would be spraying out if it were an external leak from the fuel pipes as they run under pressure. If definitely a petrol smell, I would check the top of the fuel tank where the pump fits- is it worse / same with a full tank?

Not to question you but is it a fuel smell or an exhaust gas smell? Reason for my question is that the rocams have a common weak spot of the exhaust flange sealing ring where the exhaust front pipe meets the manifold. They become worn and porous and start blowing under load or when accelerating as the motor tips back.

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Hello, I will try to answer this for you. Your truck must be one of the last models to use a Exhaust heat riser in the exhaust system. If you look at your Drivers side exhaust manifold you will see a flange at the end of this big exhaust pipe. There will be a spring and a metal pin protruding on one side of this large manifold.

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The spring on this device is suppose to expand when it gets hot and then close when it is cold. The internal flap will then move accordingly. At least that is the plan. It is common for the flap to seize. But you should know that part of the time, because of this part, there will be a difference in the right and left exhaust flow. If the flap is seized it can stall the engine at idle or low speeds.

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