Catalytic converter was stolen, now my car is acting up

Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 07:58 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My cat converter was stolen and so I had to have a new one put on.  Now my car is very
rough when it is in reverse.  Can you tell me what is wrong?

3 Answers

262,115

Maybe the parking brakes are on? I suspect if your cats were stolen, the car had to be jacked up, and probably by a thief who didn't care where and messed up the cables?

16,465

Do you have the correct cats on the car? Is the program to the computer re flashed to the new computers?

16,465

Do you have the correct cats on the car? Is the program to the computer re flashed to the new cats?

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