Catalytic Converter Location Catalytic converter locations can vary depending on manufacturer. Some vehicles require multiple units to clean the exhaust gases more thoroughly. When the catalyst breaks apart it can clog the outlet of the catalytic converter causing the exhaust to backup into the engine forcing low power or stalling. Visit - Plugged catalytic converter In order for the converter to operate properly it must operate at a high temperature. When a vehicle's engine is cool air is pumped into the exhaust system to super heat the catalytic converter to aid in this heating process.
- The catalyst in the catalytic converter can break apart causing low power and stalling.
- The catalytic converter can get very hot causing a fire hazard when vehicle is parked over dry brush.