FAQs—Hyundai Catalytic Converter
- Is there a simple way to check if my Hyundai catalytic converter is clogged?
Yes, but you need to have an assistant. If you know how to test the carburetor of your vehicle, then it will be much easier for you to check the condition of the catalytic converter. All you need to do is to remove the air cleaner as your assistant holds a light source near the carburetor intake. This is for you to be able to glance properly over the carburetor. Once you have a good view of it, then it's time to rev the engine. Once you notice any signs of fuel vapor suspended over the carburetor, then you will be able to conclude that there really is a clog in your catalytic converter.
- My Hyundai catalytic converter overheated and I don't know the reason why. What signs should I look for and in what simple ways can I help prevent it from happening again?
There are two common reasons why a catalytic converter overheats. It could be due to a misfiring spark plug or a malfunctioning oxygen sensor. Spark plugs that don't fire or misfire can cause unburned fuel to enter the exhaust system, which can lead to an ignition inside the converter and result in a partial or complete meltdown of the part. It is important to ensure that your spark plugs and wires are checked regularly and replaced once they are damaged. Make sure that you get your oxygen sensor checked by an expert mechanic as well.
- I noticed that the catalytic converter of my car has not been working properly compared before. What could be the reason behind this and what can I do with it?
Check if the exhaust is trapped in front of the catalytic converter. If yes, then that is already a sign that your cat-con is not functioning well. This is caused by a backpressure that affects the running of your engine and stops it from working properly. When neglected, this can result in engine stalling while you're on the road.
Upon checking, you will see that there is an air locked in the system, which can make your car feel like there is no fuel reaching the engine when you attempt to push the accelerator. The simplest and best way that you can do to keep this from happening is by not parking your vehicle over a bed of dry grass or dry leaves. Since your catalytic converter can become extremely hot, this could cause fire.
- How would I know if my Hyundai catalytic converter is not functioning well anymore and that it needs to be replaced?
You need to replace your cat-con if there has been a contamination of the chemical mechanisms inside it. This is caused by the exposure to substances such as motor oil or antifreeze, which can prevent your converter from performing correctly. When this happens, you will notice an increased level of carbon emissions coming from your exhaust. You need to get it fixed in an instant before it damages your entire exhaust system or discharges an illegal amount of emissions into the atmosphere.
Catco Pre-cat 6500 Series Catalytic Converter
The Catco Pre-cat 6500 series catalytic converter is expertly manufactured from high-quality materials and designed with 409 stainless steel pipes and shell that give it added durability. Made by a company with over 20 years of experience, this oval-bodied OE replacement, with its 5-bolt welded flange inlet and 2-bolt welded flange outlet, is designed to directly fit a Hyundai and comes with all the necessary installation hardware. It uses a ceramic honeycomb as its catalyst substrate material. Because such a material is highly resistant to thermal shock, it makes the converter last longer and helps it react to exhaust fumes more efficiently. The Catco pre-cat 6500 series catalytic converter is legal for sale and use anywhere except in California and in other states adopting California emissions standards. Located at the front and covered with a natural finish, this converter is sold individually and carries a Catco limited warranty of 5 years or 50,000 miles.
Eastern Catalytic Converter
Manufactured by a company with more than three decades of experience in more than 72 countries, each Eastern catalytic converter is the product of rigorous research and development. With its stainless steel case and aluminized steel pipes, this oval-shaped converter is specially designed to maximize catalytic efficiency while retaining the Hyundai's maximum engine output. Its 3-way catalyst style coupled with Eastern's trademark NANO technology chemistry makes for an incredibly thorough and cost-efficient converter. By using a ceramic honeycomb substrate, the exhaust flow is significantly better than with lead-pellet types found in other products. It also has a single inlet and outlet configuration, allowing for a more direct flow. This Eastern catalytic converter can be legally sold and used in any state except California and other states with C.A.R.B. standards like Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. It is sold individually, comes with a natural finish, and a 5-year or 50,000-mile Eastern limited warranty.
EvanFischer Catalytic Converter
This EvanFischer catalytic converter is designed to be a direct-fit replacement that is easily installed without the need for any cutting or welding. It also comes with all the necessary gaskets to ensure a good, secure fit. With its high-quality stainless steel case and its 16-gauge aluminized steel tubes, this converter is built to last. A heat shield provides added protection from extreme temperature--especially important since most converters can reach well over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit during normal operation. The powder-coated finish makes for a more durable, scratch-free surface. It also uses a honeycomb catalyst substrate that provides maximum surface area flow, which results in optimal treatment of exhaust gases and better engine output. Although OBD-II and EPA compliant, this EvanFischer catalytic converter cannot be sold or used in California and other states with California's emissions standards. It is sold individually, and comes with a 2-year or 25,000-mile EvanFischer warranty.