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Can being rear-ended by a little car damage a catalytic converter of a ford escape

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Your vehicle will still run if the exhaust is off. This does not mean that the catalytic converters are bad or good. If your vehicle was throwing codes before you removed the exhaust there is a good chance they need replaced, or if the exhaust coming out of the tailpipe smells bad they may need replaced as well.

Generally, Catalytic converters will last the life of your car unless they are damaged with something other than normal wear and tear.

Sep 07, 2011 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Exhaust coming from Middle catalytic convertor...small stream...losing power...3 cylinders misfiring...check engine light blinking

The catalytic converter is DEFINETELY blocked causing all of the above, take caution that permanent damage does not occur from extreme heat that can be generated.Hope this helps, unfortunately cats are not cheap

Jan 20, 2011 | 2002 Ford Escape

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2004 ford escape engine emission light on lunges while idleing

I have found this to be a common problem on 2001-2006 V6 Ford Escapes. In 99% of these cases the problem is the Catalytic Converter. The V6 has three in-total, one per exhaust manifold, and one after the Y connection. This third catalytic converter is the one that always gets clogged. Another clue to it's failure is a loss of power and a increase in fuel consumption. The later 2006-2008 have a redesigned exhaust system. Hope that helps.

Dec 16, 2010 | 2004 Ford Escape

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Runs rough, periodically. Catalytic converter has already been replaced

WEll, you should expect to find error codes in your engine management system..Teh converter would be a victim and not a cause. And you can damage the new converter.

Aug 18, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

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I have been told that my catalytic converters are

you can do it yourself it will only cost the price of the catalytic converters, first i would disconnect them and visually inspect them if you see that they look like a honey comb with no obstruction of the holes than they are fine but if you see black residue or even some melting of the material than i would replace them. hope this helps you.

Feb 01, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Location of the bank 1 sensor 2 O2 sensor on a 2001 ford escape

B1 means the sensor is located on the same bank of the engine that has the #1 cylinder. B2 is located on the opposite bank.
S1 means the sensor is located BEFORE the catalytic converter
S2 means the sensor is located AFTER the catalytic converter

You didn't say which engine you have, so I've included the diagrams of both 4 cyl and 6 cyl so you can see the banks


Oct 20, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

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2001 ford escape v6 the 02 sensor is out is it easy to replace

This is a moderate repair job.Its not easy and, the location of the O2 sensor(s) are Under hood, center, rear engine area, mounted in exhaust pipe, rear of catalytic converter.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Catalytic converter shot

3 front coils? Ignition coils? If the engine had a miss for a long time the excess fuel can ruin a catalytic converter.

May 12, 2009 | 2005 Ford Escape

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you probably have a plugged catalytic converter. there are 3 cats on a ford escape.

Apr 11, 2009 | 2004 Ford Escape

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Is it true that ford escape's catalytic converter can only be replace by dealers and cant find aftermarket and how many catalytic converter escape has?

no a dealer is not the only place that replaces these; you can do it yourself and there should be 2 of them. most of them are replaced with aftermarket ones. go to a muffler shop and they will replace them for you and you can check at an Autozone or Napa for the catalytic converters

Apr 03, 2009 | 2003 Ford Escape

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