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I have a 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L. The catalytic cinverter turns red hot- hot enough to start a fire and has no power. can someone point me in the right direction?

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Cut off the converter and replace it with a piece of flex pipe, costs aboutg 10 bucks

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