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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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 »

Take off the oxygen sensor, unbolt the catalytic converter and slide it along the exhaust pipe until it falls off. In some vehicles, the converter is welded to the underside. In this case, put the car up on a lift before... More »

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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 reduce poisonous vehicle emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, which improves air quality and reduces environmental damage. To convert the harmful gases, the catalytic conve... More »

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 »

Platinum content in catalytic converters can differ significantly depending on the year the catalytic converter was fabricated and the type of vehicle. Small cars usually average 1 to 2 grams per car, while larger trucks... More »