why does the catalconverter gets red hot

Asked by May 28, 2012 at 03:42 PM about the 1994 Nissan Altima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It is doing it's job by burning excees carbon & gasses & gas residue from the engine.

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If it's glowing red, then you have unburnt fuel getting into the cats and burning it. So you either have a misfire (incomplete combustion) or engine issues. Get it checked out sooner than later.

it's clogged up ,don't drive it like that if you don't want to set your car on fire. you can get an aftermarket for about $100 at auto zone.

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