Re: catalytic converter noise?
"BigMacJuiced" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> i have a 94 plymouth acclaim, recently I started hearing a rattling
> noise from under the car, it has gotten worse and the only thing that
> seems to be in the area of the rattling is the converter, i get close
> to the converter and the noise seems to get louder. is this common, a
> rattling noise and if so what causes it and what should be done to
> correct it. also, can a bad converter cause the car to loose power and
> hesitate on the freeway?
If it's a thunky rattling, the core is coming apart or melting... if it's a
tinny rattle, that's the heat shield which can be fixed fairly
BTW, it NEEDS a heat shield.