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RUNNING AT A FAST IDLE MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER GETS RED HOT. IS THAT NORMAL? IF NOT, WHAT COULD CAUSE IT? THANK YOU.

1992 Dodge Caravan • 130,000 miles

Car pops and sputters when put in drive and quits. The same when start up. Seems to run fine at a fast idle.
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Marvin Vik
February 21, 2012.




At least one of the cylinder is misfiring and whern this occurs, the catalytic converter would get red hot. That explains the popping and sputtering.
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KHLow2008
Feb 21, 2012.
Plug wires two and three were crossed. Problem solved Thank you very much.

Tiny
Marvin Vik
Feb 22, 2012.
You're welcome.

Have a nice day.

KHLow2008
Feb 22, 2012.

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