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Can a catalytic converter issue effect the alternator in a 2002 Ford Mustang?

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    yadayada Aug 24, 2010

    absolutely not, whay would u think this?

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    I was told this but thought it was odd that the catalytic converter can effect the alternator since they are not linked. The alternator will not charge the battery but I can charge it with a battery charger.



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The alternator is what charges the battery,the catalytic converter cleans harmful gases from the engine exhaust, have the alternator tested, Oriley auto parts, Kragen and other do this test for free.

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Absolutely NOT!

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