a catalytic converter question

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Old 01-02-08, 11:25 AM
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a catalytic converter question

My 1998 Ranger wiht a four cylinder died and it was the timing belt. When the mechanic replaced the belt he said that it was running a little rough at first but that had smoothed out as he thinks that was because there was gas in the converter.

It is now getting a little less gas mileage and has less power and my question is could the gas have fouled up the converter? I didnt try to start the engine after is died but a few times so as not to wash down the cylinder walls with gas.

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Old 01-02-08, 02:09 PM
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The converter will get so hot anything inside it will be vaporized, so that's out. Loss of power, poorer gas mileage, all indicate to me the belt is a notch or two off center. It should be looked into before you go too far with it. Either that, or the timing is off. If the timing is on, then the belt is off.
 
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Old 01-03-08, 11:02 AM
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Thanks....Chandler...I will take it back.
 
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