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Old 08-08-2011, 01:41 PM
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Question Catalytic Converter Problems

Im new to this forum hoping it will bring me some luck. I have a 2004 escape V6 3.0l front wheel drive. The catalytic converters are clogged. I have already had the one in the back replace (because that was the easy one). They are telling me at Car-x $2300 for the two up front. I understand these are connected to the manifold an thats why they are so expensive an hard to replace. Does anyone happen to know a work around for the 2 CAT connected to the manifold? I am not looking to spend alot of money just trying to keep it running for about 6 more months till I can get a new one.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:02 PM
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Would you mind telling us what kind of problems you are experiencing? Rare all converters all go at once. Unless the vehicle was driven with a very rich mixture and check engine light flashing.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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When the problem originally started about 6 months ago I was mashing on the gas with little to no acceleration at all. Had it checked at mechanic at the time an he said all 3 needed to be replaced. I had someone replace the converter in the back since it was easiest an most inexpensive. Now yesterday same problem occurred except this time when I step on gas it hisses at me during acceleration, but not when my foot is not on gas. Also acceleration is lacking. I have no check engine light this time. When the problem originally occurred I did have check engine light. So Car-x says that the 2 in the front are now clogged. They did unhook one of them an banged on it an some of the honeycomb came out. That did help my car out a bit but I know that wont last long. Just wondering cause I know you can straight pipe a "normal" car but with the converters build into the manifolds is there any quick and cheap fix around it? Really just looking to keep my car around alittle longer.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:36 AM
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If the converters are breaking up you can either let some of the pieces out or replace them. Shop around some places will be more reasonable with their prices.
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