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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.

Catalytic Converters Stolen from Five Cars at Litchfield, CT, Repair Shop

Thieves cut off the catalytic converters on five customers’ vehicles that were parked at a repair shop in Litchfield, CT. The shop’s owner, R.J. Ford, told a local reporter that the thieves knew what they were doing when they cut off the catalytic converters.

Tech Tip: GM Mass Air Flow Sensor Failure

Instances of repeated Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor failure on General Motors applications utilizing the remote-mounted Delco unit can often be traced to an engine back-fire condition. The sudden intake pressure buildup can induce cracking of the heated element resulting in MAF sensor failure.

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.

Ignition Sensor Diagnostics: Variable-Reluctor, Hall Effect and Magneto-Resistive Sensors

Although ignition failures are relatively common, they’re not the easiest problem to diagnose. To help you get started on what I call a “systems approach” to ignition diagnostics, this article is intended to provide an overview of how to identify ignition system configurations, identify three different types of ignition sensors and understand several basic sensor-operating strategies.

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: Diagnostics of Catalytic Converter Replacement, 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.

Eastern Catalytic Launches New Full Line and Universal Catalytic Converter Catalogs

Eastern Catalytic has just released two new product catalogs, a 24-page Universal Converter Catalog and a 352-page Full Line Catalog.

Tech Feature: Curbing Catalytic Converter Thefts

Catalytic converters have been disappearing at an alarming rate. The theft of these emission control devices is being perpetrated by sleazeballs looking for easy money. A thief can hock a pilfered converter for $25 to as much as $100 depending on the value of the precious metals inside it.