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Is it normal after I replaced my catalytic convertor about two years ago to have a problem again so soon? Thank you for answering my question.

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No this should not have happened again so soon, the catalytic convertor is sensitive to rich fuel mixtures. In the event of an overly rich mixture the catalyst will overheat and melt. I would have the vehicle checked by a good diagnostician, paying attention to the air flow meter, coolant temperature sensor, throttle position sensor and oxygen sensors. All of these have the ability to alter the fuel mixture.

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