How to Replace Catalytic Converter
The cat converter has rattled on my 98 XJ since I bought it about a year and a half ago. Now, when I give it some gas, it's unresponsive for a bit and kind of sputters out before taking off. I'm also getting a "chugging" like sound when accelerating. I'm assuming that the cat converter is clogged.
My questions are:
1. Does it sound like my assumption on the bad cat converter is correct?
2. How do I go about replacing it cheaply? Can I cut the old one out with a hack saw and simply slide the new on into the exhaust pipe and fasten with exhaust clamps? That sounds too easy and I'm sure I'm missing something, but can't find a write up on it.
Please keep in mind that I do not want my CEL to be on and would need to be able to pass emissions.
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