Running at a fast idle my catalytic converter gets red hot

Tiny
MARVIN VIK
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  • 1992 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 130,000 MILES
Is that normal? If not, what could cause it? Thank you. 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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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 1:25 PM

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Tiny
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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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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
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Plug wires two and three were crossed. Problem solved Thank you very much.
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome.

Have a nice day.
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 AT 2:13 PM

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