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Signs of a malfunctioning catalytic converter are not as apparent as an overheating engine or faulty braking system. It is important to note that your vehicle's catalytic converter will malfunction, mainly when you ignore problems with connected parts such as exhaust valves and spark plugs. What is a Catalytic Converter? It is a metal canister that reduces emissions from your auto to prevent environmental pollution. It sits between the muffler and car engine to eliminate or reduce your car exhaust system emissions. Thanks to the chemical catalyst, the latter remains possible, usually comprising palladium and platinum that convert emissions into environmentally friendly gasses. Common Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter Mainly, you will know that your catalytic converter has gone bad once you fail your upcoming emission test. See if you can spot the following symptoms of a bad catalytic converter to know when it is time for a replacement: 1. Reduced Engine Performance A clog ... read more