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Old 12-02-2006, 03:18 PM
 
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Default Catalytic Converters

I am in the process of having the catalytic converters replaced for the second time on my 2002 Tribute V6. Anyone else having issues with converters or loss of power. I was told it could possibly been from towing a trailer long distances. Doesn't seem right for a vehicle with a towing package not being able to tow???
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Old 12-02-2006, 07:04 PM
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

What was your car doing and who is recommending you change out the CATS? I think someone is taking you for a ride, especially if you've already replaced them once.

FYI...You car will run just fine even without catalytic convertors in place, it may just emit a little more exhaust emissions.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

My tribute would not even hold 50 mph, had erratic idle, and the emission light was flashing. The code pulled was that the Bank 1 CAT had failed. Testing before and after the CATS also indicated that they were plugged.

Due to removing the Catalytic Converters being illegal, who do you know that will do it? I haven't found anyone who will even have that conversation.
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

Have the same problem with no power and sucking gas. Took to dealer and have found convertor to be plugged. Lucky for me warranty is covering. 2002 ES 60,000 miles. srmacrae
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

Had mine replaced and was 100% difference in power and fuel economy. I spoke with the dealer while wating for service and he said they had a new unit show up with a plugged convertor once. It has been a problem on several occasions but don't know why. I'm happy again. (warranty covered)
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:48 PM
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i think that cat. converters are warranted for 100K miles. Correct?
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:11 PM
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

8 year or 80,000 miles whichever comes first for emissions warranty which covers the catalytic converters and engine computer.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:36 PM
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8 year or 80,000 miles whichever comes first for emissions warranty which covers the catalytic converters and engine computer.
That's federally mandated, right?
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:14 PM
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Yes
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters

1. Remove and throw away useless plastic engine shield. Engine will run cooler
2. Replace all Mazda OEM Ignition Coils with good quality ones. Recommend Napa Echlin
3. Replace all spark plugs

Never have a catalytic converter problem again.
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