Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car making noise.

asked by on

My car is making a noise. The catalytic converter needs to be changed.

A: The catalytic converter on the exhaust syst...

The catalytic converter on the exhaust system would need replacement if it is clogged with debris, or broken apart inside, which would also clog the exhaust. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come by and inspect the noise coming from your exhaust, to ensure that you get the correct problem fixed, before you spend the money on a replacement converter.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Lost all the lights on my dashboard, along with a electrical burning smell, and can not get the car in gear

Hi there. It is very likely that these two different issues are not related to the same damaged component. If you smelled burning electrical it may be the cause of the dashboard lights malfunctioning. If the parking brakes on your...

Q: How do I replace the water pump housing gasket?

The water pump on your car is bolted directly to the engine block. The only housing is the water pump itself. To fix your leak, you will need to replace the water pump and timing belt. The water pump is...

Q: Engine dies after I turn on air conditioning

Engines have sensors that are used to give feedback to the computer about what is happening. If one is not working then the computer doesn't really know what to do. In your case, the air conditioning has pressure sensors that...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.