If your vehicle was throwing codes before you removed the exhaust there is a good chance they need replaced, or if the exhaust coming out of the tailpipe smells bad they may need replaced as well. Usually get a cup full of the junk from the front cats to come out of it, and it runs like new until a big bump sends more back to clog it again. We were stranded 2 hours from home and had to have a local mechanic look at it. He said it was not a problem, this or that would happen but I would not break down. It should not be a guessing game played out by swapping parts that aren't needed. Guess what started happening this morning after a night of heavy rain? Additional parts needed: 31725, 31369.
Should I invest the money into the car, or look for another one? Radiator removal does take the majority of time. The Ford Escape has many reports about the catalytic converter clogging. Restrictions may apply in other states. Our 2003 Ford Escape, after a heavy rain, sputtered and jerked on starting. Includes front and rear gasket. It would be an engine that is getting too much air, too little fuel or a misfire. I did use a fuel injector cleaner and usually do after every oil change.
The new garage replaced the catalytic converter because it was clogged, and under warranty. With those out, remove the two nuts holding the cat on the exhaust. He said the O2 sensor was destroyed and that had caused the catalytic converters to clog. There are two types of catalysts in an 2003 Ford Escape catalytic converter that result in the reduction of emissions. Engine misfiring caused 2 catalytic converters to clog. Not legal for use on California emission vehicles in New York and Maine.
I had never seen that, so I called my former garage and asked about it. An 2003 Ford Escape catalytic converter have two different types of structures, the honeycomb style is the most popular. Inside the 2003 Ford Escape catalytic converter, the reduction catalyst happens first. Is the motor itself overheating or just the pipes? When I backed off the gas, car slowed but then would not accelerate when I tried to give it gas again. We will make sure that you get premium products for all your auto needs, no matter what make or model your drive. Latent reduction in engine performance: If you find your 2003 Ford Escape catalytic converter clogged, which means that the exhaust is trapped in front of the converter, it will lead to latent reduction in performance. If you clean this, or replace it, after a few days the high idle is often times solved.
If you have a for-profit service,. If I may make a point here. My Dad has an '03 Ranger and my Mom a '97 Taurus. An 2003 Ford Escape catalytic converter is a relatively simple device as far as engine components go. Additional parts needed: 31578, 35335. One more thing, has anyone gone with the aftermarket cats that you can get on ebay? Not legal for sale in the state of California.
Requires part number 41953 for installation. Keep in mind that catalytic converters are nothing but vehicle-specific components, so you should ensure that a premium quality new part is used, as mandated by most emissions control programs in many states. Must be used With 56233. Over time the front cats start losing their guts and sending them back to the main and clogging it up. Restrictions may apply in other states. Exhaust manifold with integrated catalytic converter.
Dave Thanks for your response. Although not easily broken, this component sometimes needs repair, generally when it is struck by road debris. It's interesting that you had your Catalytic Converter replaced. When the operating temperature increases in the catalytic converter, the materials which make up the honeycomb shape of the converter begin to melt causing the converter to clog. The order arrived correctly and as advertised.
It also features honeycomb catalyst that has maximum surface area flow. Not legal for use on California emission vehicles in New York and Maine. Like you may already know, labor costs may vary from city to city. That's why I was asking about the code checker in another post. The Ford dealer I used to use does not have that motto. The Escape owner must inspect the exhaust system, particularly around the catalytic converter connection, to determine if there is a leak in the exhaust system and replace the gasket or damaged connections in order to correct this problem.