Question about 2003 Ford Escape
You have to get the emissions readings done on it and find out if all of the emissions controls are doing their job properly. If something is causing clogging, it will show up during this test. (rich emissions) you would either have to repair the main cause or trade it in. Good Luck.
Posted on Mar 12, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Before I even finished reading this i knew you had a clogged cat. If you have fixed everything you mentioned i would lean towards a clogged cat. This is a large reason this code pops up.
To check this you could pull that cat out and drive around and see if the code comes back, make sure to stay away from the police though.
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
Cat could be clogged but it sounds like you might have a bad sparkplug or sparkplug wire or you could have clogged fuel injectors - That would screw up the fuel mix going through your engine which would send raw fuel to the cat causing it to burn too hot.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
SOURCE: 2005 Ford Focus flex pipe repair
Advance auto and auto zone sell just the flex pipe. You will need to have someone cut the old one out and weld the new one in. costs about $20 for part vs $300 for pipew/catalitic converter attached.
Posted on May 02, 2010
You have an overrich fuel condition.
That will make the Cat over heat and in time will ruin it.
Check for codes
Check for misfires
Check O2 Sensors.
Fix the engine driveablitiy issues, and hope converter is okey. Not likely if you caught it so late ,it is red hot.
A ten year old converter being clogged,would seem to me, to have been helped along ,by lack of necessary maintainance on the engine
Posted on May 12, 2010
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