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Car has no power seems like catalytic converter or resonator is pluged

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Last time. I have Ford focus 2003 sedan dohc 2L. I lost a part from exhaust system. from back to front I see 1. tail pipe 2. rectangular box shaped part? Lunch Box? 3. missing part Muffler?


Starting from the front, coming off the exhaust manifold should have, 1. Exhaust pipe, 2. Catalytic converter, 3. Exhaust pipe, 4. Resonator, 5. Tail pipe. Also, there should be an Oxygen sensor somewhere around the catalytic converter.

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Does a catalytic converter cause lack in power and gas mileage when its stopped up 1999 Acura TL


Any restriction in the exhaust system (including catalytic converters, mufflers, resonators, etc) will reduce power and performance.

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My 2002 jaguar x type 2.1 is slow to pick up speed I've changed the spark plugs the coils the O2 sensor checked for air leaks and it's still the same I've been told it could be the catalytic...


There are many things that could cause that problem but yes the catalytic converter can cause that as well as the muffler or resonator if the car has one. A few ways that you can test that is;
*place a vacuum gage on the intake manifold, start the engine and raise the rpm about 2000 rpm while noticing the engine vacuum. If the engine vacuum starts to drops, the exhaust more than likely has a restriction (could be catylytic converter/muffler/resonator).
* take the exhaust loose before the catalytic converter and drive the car to see if it has power again even though it may be noisy.
If the exhaust system is rusty, there is a good chance that the problem is in the exhaust system. If the exhaust system is not noisy or leaking try puttin your hand over the rear exhaust pipe to stop the exhaust from exiting; there should be a fairly strong push against the hand if the exhaust has no restriction and if it is restricted the push against your hand will be very light or minimum which could indicates an exhaust restriction.

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Most modern vehicles have 2 catalytic converters, there may be one located at the exhaust manifold, or be what's called a resonator. The resonator will look almost like a cherry bomb muffler, this is a crucial part of exhaust emissions.

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2003 Chrysler Town and Country Exhaust does it make a difference if the muffler is first and then the resonator last? that is what Midas did to my van and its louder now with the new exhaust


Yes, the muffler should be upstream of the resonator. In other words, from the engine, you have the catalytic converter, then the muffler, then the resonator is last, near the tail pipe. Possibly they installed the wrong muffler or resonator. The muffler will have the most effect on the sound you hear.

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Does the lancer have two catalytic converters? If so, is there a picture or a diagram of where it is please. Thanks!


HI. This vehicle should be equipped with a 4 cylinder power plant, which only will need one catalytic converter unit. It is connected to the main exhaust pipe, after the exhaust manifold.
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My Pathfinder runs fine until it gets to about 30 MPH, then the engines starts running rough. The computer code says the problem is the catalytic converter. The car has about 76k miles. That seems to few...


not necessarily, i have saw cadalatic converters on vehicles with 30k on them be pluged up so tight the vehicle would barely idle... i was going to guess that was your problem before i read what the computer said..

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How many converters does this car have its a v-6


Hi your Malibu will only have one catalytic converter. There is a resonator behind it that alot of people mistake as a being a catalytic converter.

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How to replace/remove both catalytic converters


Below are the steps needed to remove the catalytic converters. You may be able to first remove the band clamp from between the converter and the exhaust manifold, then loosen the rest of the system and to get enough clearance to slide the converter towards the front of the vehicle but you will need to first remove the clamp that holds the converter to the rest of the exhaust. Hope this helps
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Both Catalytic Convertors

First you need to raise the vehicle.

Next, you need to pry the insulators from the support brackets and support the muffler and tailpipe with jackstands.

Then, loosen the the catalytic converter down pipe-to-front resonator clamps and separate the front resonator from the converter down-pipes. Carefully lay the free laying exhaust on the ground.

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Right Catalytic Converter

Then, remove the down-pipe-to-transaxle bracket nut, loosen the clamp and separate the extension pipe from the converter.

Next lower the vehicle and remove the air filter and intake ducts. Disconnect the wiring harness for the O2 sensor and the remove the sensor.

Finally loosen the band clamp at the exhaust manifold and remove the converter from the engine compartment. You may need to replace these clamps after removal because you need to pry it apart and they will leak when you reinstall.

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Left Catalytic Converter

Now disconnect the wiring harness for the O2 sensor and the remove the sensor.

Next remove the down-pipe-to-transaxle bracket nut

Finally loosen the band clamp at the exhaust manifold and remove the converter from the engine compartment.

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