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GLOWING CATALYTIC CONVERTER

2003 Saturn Ion

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 93000 miles

Hello. My catalytic converter was glowing red so my brother (a mechanic) replaced the converter, the spark plugs, and the air filter. The car is runner better now but the converter is still glowing red right at the attachment of the converter and the front muffler pipe coming out of the engine. I want to take it somewhere but as girl I don't want to get screwed. Also, I desperatly need my car right now, I drive less than three miles to work and school everyday, will I kill my car tomorrow if I drive it? Thanks
Kasey
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CSUram
December 8, 2009.



Hi there,
you will destroy the converter if it continues to get this hot, normally this is normally due to a mixture problem (to rich) you will need to have a scan done to check for codes that reflect this problem.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Dec 8, 2009.