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Ford Mustang Catalytic Converters

Made from premium material and designed for optimum performance, the Ford Mustang is one of the most recognizable American muscle cars in existence. Originally unveiled in 1962, this pony has long been a popular choice. Selecting a new catalytic converter for your Mustang is easy once you know what you are looking for.

What is a catalytic converter, and where is it located?

This automotive accessory is part of your Ford Mustang’s exhaust system. It aids in the reduction of emissions of pollution by converting harmful gases in the exhaust into less harmful exhaust before it leaves your car. It looks similar to a muffler.

The catalytic converter is located under your Ford, on the exhaust pipe. If your converter is missing or badly damaged, it will be obvious when you start your car. It will sound like you have no muffler, similar to a loud motorcycle. You may also feel powerful vibrations through the floorboard of your vehicle.

What are the different types of catalytic converters available?
  • Diesel converter: This version is created for diesel engines or those that have a compression ignition. This converter runs at an efficiency rate of 90%, and it reduces visible soot.
  • Three way converter: This model is often necessary for vehicles that use gas. It completes three distinct processes in conjunction with one another. This converter reduces nitrogen oxide to oxygen and nitrogen, oxidizes carbon monoxide to create carbon dioxide, and oxidizes unburnt hydrocarbons into water and carbon dioxide.
  • Two way converter: This option performs two tasks as its name suggests. It oxidizes hydrocarbon for water and carbon dioxide as well as oxidizing it with carbon monoxide. Both gas and diesel engines can use a two-way converter.
How often should you replace your Ford Mustang’s converter?

Your Mustang’s catalytic converter can often last for 10 years or even longer. Over time, it may become clogged, damaged physically, or contaminated through exposure to engine coolant or oil. In some cases, it might overheat.

How do you know if your catalytic converter should be replaced?

Several signs can assist you in determining if it is time to replace this essential item. The first is reduced acceleration. Second, you may notice the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs emanating from the exhaust of your vehicle, which is another telltale sign that the item needs to be updated. The third warning sign is excessive heat underneath your car. If you have observed any of these signs, you should consider replacing your converter at your earliest convenience.