Catalytic Converter

FAQ

What is a catalytic converter?

Why does a catalytic converter fail?

What makes a converter become red hot and/or melt the brick (thermal meltdown)?

What has caused my converter to become plugged (loss of power)?

What is the EPA policy on replacement converters?

What is chemical contamination of a converter (poisoning)?

The catalytic converter melted down after a few months of being installed. Was my converter faulty from the factory?

Why did my converter fail?

Are there any steps my technician can take to prevent my new converter from failing prematurely?

Will replacing my converter with a new one eliminate the P0420/P0430 code from coming on?