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Catalytic Converter - Direct Fit
1A Auto Direct Fit Catalytic converters are made from high quality 409 Grade STAINLESS STEEL. Our Catalytic converters are designed and warranted by the manufacturer to meet Federal Environmental Protection Agency requirements for 25,000 miles. They also carry a Limited Manufacturers Warranty against defects in material or workmanship for 5 Years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Is your vehicle over 5 years old, or have more than 50,000 miles?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is Yes, you may need to replace your catalytic converter.
1A Auto provides both Direct Fit and Universal Catalytic converters. Our catalytic converters are listed with 4 times more information than the competition, ensuring you get the right converter for your vehicle. Our direct fit converters have the correct pipes, flanges and connections for easy removal and replacement of your catalytic converter.
If you are looking for a custom application check out our Universal Catalytic Converter Line.
Why do Catalytic Converters need to be replaced?
IMPROPERLY TUNED ENGINE
EXCESS FUEL ENTERING EXHAUST
OIL OR ANTI FREEZE ENTERING THE EXHAUST
DETERIORATED SPARK PLUGS OR SPARK PLUG WIRES
OXYGEN SENSOR NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY
ROAD DAMAGE OR BROKEN HANGERS
Catalytic Converter Questions:
What is a Catalytic Converter?
During the 1970's, the EPA introduced a series of regulations aimed at reducing hazardous emissions from cars. All automobiles driven in the US and built after 1975 must be equipped with a catalytic converter. A catalytic converter is part of your exhaust system and is responsible for reducing poisonous Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides, and carcinogenic partially combusted fuel. Inside the converter is usually a precious metal such as platinum, which reacts with the gasses and converts them to harmless Nitrogen, Oxygen, Water, and Carbon Dioxide. Without a working catalytic converter, your vehicle will pollute the environment, fail inspection, and be unable to drive legally.
How do you know if your catalytic converter needs replacement?
Generally, failing an emissions test is a good indicator of a potential catalytic converter issue. Holes or rattling in the converter are also good signs you may need a replacement.
Why Buy a 1A Catalytic Converter?
1A Auto Catalytic converters are save you up to 30-50% over new OEM replacement parts. Our Converters are designed to exact specifications ensuring proper fit and constructed from top materials including 409 stainless steel. Each converter comes with a warrantee guaranteeing it will pass EPA emissions standards for 25,000 miles. In stock parts come backed with the industry's only 'No Hassle' return policy.
Can I replace my Catalytic Converter by myself?
That depends on whether you have the necessary equipment and mechanical skill for the job. First you'll have to raise the vehicle. Then depending on whether you exhaust system has been modified or replaced, you may have to do some cutting and welding.
If your catalytic converter is only connected by bolts, then it's a simple job. Lubricate and unhook the clamps, remove the converter (a hammer may help with this,) and insert the new converter. A patch piece may be needed to prevent leaks, or you could weld the connection closed.
If the catalytic converter is welded on, then obviously you'll have to do some cutting to remove the old. Be aware of wiring and fuel lines when working. This is more difficult and can be dangerous, do so at your own risk.
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