A catalytic converter uses a blend of metals to absorb unburned hydrocarbons in gasoline-engine exhaust fumes and reduce pollution. Symptoms of a bad catalytic converter include exhaust noise, drivability issues and odor... More »

Catalytic converters use a reduction and an oxidation catalyst organized in a honeycomb structure to react with the harmful emissions present in exhaust gas. The reduction catalyst converts nitrogen dioxide into nitrogen... More »

Catalytic converters are emissions devices in vehicles that convert the harmful components in the engine's exhaust gas into harmless ones. This significantly reduces the amount of pollutants that a vehicle releases into ... More »

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In a typical car, the catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system and under the car, between the engine and the muffler. Often manufacturers locate the catalytic converter under the passenger seat. On long trips, p... More »

To replace a catalytic converter, lift the car, remove the old catalytic converter from the car, install the new converter and lower the car. Buy a new converter that is compatible with your car, and read the user manual... More »

To clean a catalytic converter, pour catalytic converter cleaner into the gas tank, drive until the tank is close to empty, refill the tank, and re-calibrate the vehicle's on-board computer. This helps to maintain compon... More »

A catalytic converter operates normally between 550 and 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit with the optimal temperature being about 806 degrees. Pollutants coming through the exhaust system can raise the temperature over 2,000 deg... More »