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98 honda civic Auto 3 door when hot the engine clanks when put in drive where the cat.,converter is situated, all exhaust mounts are fine. is this a cat problem, I don't think its the auto box as all gear & drive are fine.

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Sounds like it to me ,but without seeing it mysefl it difficult to say yes or no

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If it started breaking up and caused a clog, a short time before it plugs your exhaust. If you don't have annual inspections, just cut it out and put in a straight pipe. Legally, no one can do that for you-if caught, it's a $30,000 fine for the one who does it. So a muffler guy told me when he did a little discreet work on my car on a strictly cash basis.
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On the 1998 Honda Civic with the D16Y5 and D16Y7 engines, the Catalytic Converter is part of the Exhaust Manifold. If you have the D16Y8 engine, the Catalytic Converter is separate from the Exhaust Manifold, and is directly between the 1st and 2nd Oxygen Sensors.

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start with the easy stuff. check the plugs. make sure they are not wet with oil leaking from the spark plug stem seals located on the rocker cover. Check your air filter to make sure its clean. Now for the slightly harder stuff. The spark plug wires should be changed every 80k or so. My suspect the reason for the power loss is most likely a clogged cat convert in the exhaust system. check your exhaust flow. Way to do that is to check the temp. of the exhaust before the cat and the temp. after the cat. If the Cat is plugged the temp before the catalytic converter will be abnormally higher than after the cat.

BUT if you are experiencing misfire of engine. I would go straight to replacing spark plugs and wires. Distributor cap and rotor.

Also check the charging system. make sure the alternator is charging the battery at above 13Volts. With all components on. ( radio/lights/highbeam/AC). Use a voltmeter and check at the battery positive and negative. if its not charging above 13 V replace the alternator.

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