Catalytic converter

Asked by May 31, 2016 at 07:34 PM about the 2010 Buick Enclave CXL

Question type: General

I just bought a 2010 Buick Enclave with 60,000
miles on it drove it for 3 weeks the check engine
light came on and the car started to cut off took it
to the shop and they said it was reading misfire on
5 and 6 and reading code for 30 which means it
needed a front catalytic converter I just took the
front converter off and it is completely Hollow has
no baffles inside so I took the exhaust off all the
way to the resonator and there is nothing inside no
pieces from the converter is it possible that the
pieces melted

4 Answers

12,615

No. Its possible someone gutted the converter(s) before your purchase thats the likely cause...Less costly than changing them and If they were "blocked" they can be broken up and out quite easily so I've have heard! THEY DID NOT MELT

Best Answer

if someone did get them gut it would that cause spark plugs to misfire

If someone gutted it would that cause cylinders to misfire

246,205

When you have misfires, raw fuel is sent into the exhaust destroying the catalyst. So someone must have cleaned out the cats but never fixed the misfire. That should be your next step. You would know if you didn't have functional cats by the exhaust smell.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Enclave

Looking for a Used Enclave in your area?

CarGurus has 30,075 nationwide Enclave listings starting at $4,900.

ZIP:

Search Buick Enclave Questions

Buick Enclave Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,140
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 430
#3 TransAm77
TransAm77
Reputation 300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Acadia
558 Great Deals out of 45,114 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Traverse
676 Great Deals out of 40,072 listings starting at $4,615
Used Ford Explorer
900 Great Deals out of 65,303 listings starting at $799
Used Toyota Highlander
377 Great Deals out of 26,278 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
598 Great Deals out of 32,881 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
395 Great Deals out of 23,467 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,010 Great Deals out of 88,264 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Durango
278 Great Deals out of 21,229 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick LaCrosse
276 Great Deals out of 19,410 listings starting at $1,500
Used Acura MDX
280 Great Deals out of 17,733 listings starting at $1,900
Used Cadillac SRX
340 Great Deals out of 8,978 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Edge
828 Great Deals out of 47,914 listings starting at $2,990
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,069 Great Deals out of 73,682 listings starting at $1,200
Used GMC Terrain
522 Great Deals out of 32,012 listings starting at $4,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Buick Enclave For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 22,272 listings starting at $27,995
2016 Buick Enclave For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 998 listings starting at $23,999
2015 Buick Enclave For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 734 listings starting at $17,995
2014 Buick Enclave For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,777 listings starting at $15,980

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.