Scrap Metal Task Force Catching Catalytic Converter Thieves in Oregon
Catalytic converter thieves can make up to $1,000 a night. To combat this, a newly formed scrap metal task force in Washington County, Oregon, is arresting catalytic converter thieves when they attempt to sell their stolen converters to area recyclers.
2010 Walker Emissions Control Catalog Features Hundreds of New Parts for Domestic and Foreign-Nameplate Models
Among the new parts highlighted in the 2010 Walker catalog are more than 50 additional direct-fit Walker Ultra OBD II catalytic converters, dozens of CalCat converters for the California market, 21 manifold converters, 46 additional Quiet-Flow SS stainless steel mufflers, and nearly 80 new pipe SKUs.
Tech Feature: Lack of Power Leads to Exhaust Restriction Analysis
In the early days of carburetors and mechanical fuel pumps, most lack-of-power complaints stemmed from vapor locking on the fuel pump or the fuel filter clogging. But that’s becoming the exception rather than the rule.
Nearly 250 Catalytic Converters Stolen from Litchfield, CT, Business
Jeffrey Dinwell told a reporter from WFSB-TV Channel 3 that someone broke into Ding’s Auto Salvage Yard this past weekend and stole nearly 250 catalytic converters. The catalytic converters were locked in a storage container, but that didn’t deter the thieves.
Toyota 4Runners Targeted by Catalytic Converter Thieves
Thieves in Charleston, SC, are targeting catalytic converters on Toyota 5Runners. A police spokesperson told WCSC News that these vehicles are being targeted because they sit high off the ground and the catalytic converters are often bolted on so they don’t need to be cut off.
Tech Feature: Detecting Misfires in OBD II Engines
With OBD II, there’s no missing misfires. Most engine control systems with OBD II monitor the speed of the crankshaft between cylinder firings to detect misfires. The powertrain control module (PCM) notes the relative position of the crankshaft via the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) each time a trigger pulse is sent to the ignition system.
Tech Tip: Ticking or Knocking Noise Coming from Some Ford Catalytic Converters
Some 1997-2003 F-150 vehicles equipped with any engine, and 1997-1998 F-250 LD vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine, may exhibit a ticking or knocking noise coming from the catalytic converters.
Denver Seeing Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts [VIDEO]
A news report on 9NEWS discussed the recent rash of catalytic converter thefts in the Denver, CO, area. Vehicle owners who are hit by these thieves often face large repair bills to repair their exhaust system.
Catalytic Converter Tech Feature: Diagnosing P0420 or P0430 DTCs
Although modern OBD II technology has simplified catalytic converter diagnostics, it’s still important to understand the basics of catalytic converter operation when dealing with a P0420 or P0430 DTC. Gary Goms explores the basics of catalytic converter chemistry and summarizes how common converter failures can be diagnosed.
New Bosal Catalog Covers Complete Line of Import Exhaust and Catalytic Converters
More than 3,200 makes and models, from Acura to Volvo, are featured along with complete application data, ordering information and illustrations.
Code P0420: The Dreaded Diagnostics of Catalytic Converter Replacement and Oxygen Sensors
You just pulled a P0420 from a vehicle indicating the catalyst system efficiency for one of the banks is below threshold. What is next? Could it be just the oxygen sensor? Or, could it be the catalytic converter? These articles will help you understand why the OBDII code was set and what further test must be performed to determine the root of the problem like a coolant leak, oil blow by or other problems with the engine.
Tenneco’s Walker Brand Positioned as Technology Leader in OBD II Converter Market
Tenneco’s Walker emissions control brand has unveiled a comprehensive new line of advanced, original equipment-inspired replacement converters that address the unique demands and repair challenges for thousands of late-model (1996 and newer) vehicles equipped with OBD II technology.