The catalytic converter is a vital part of your vehicle emissions control system. Its job is to reduce toxic air by converting harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions, such as water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
How Does it Work?
In the catalytic converter, there are two different types of catalysts: a reduction catalyst and an oxidation catalyst.
The catalytic converter works with your vehicle's Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and other emissions control devices.
It has no moving parts, and is designed to last the life of your car.
How is it Made?
Stainless steel body
Monolithic free-flowing substrate
Body and pipe heat shields
Catalyst cushioning mat
Why Does it Fail?
Overheated, melted or broken converters.
Coated or oil-fouled substrate
Structural damage from corrosion, thermal shock, metal fatigue, stripped oxygen sensor threads or fl ex pipe failure
What are the Symptoms of Failure?
No acceleration when gas pedal pushed
Drop in gas mileage
Engine quits after a few minutes
What are the Implications of Failure?
Your vehicle will stall out and be unable to drive, due to inevitable engine failure.