my car wastes alot of oil and i lose power when im in a hill ....i took it for a check up and they told me it was my catalytic converter its like 1300 to fix thats to much right what else can i do ...plus my engine light goes and comes every other week...i need help please
You need to hook up a code reader to the car to see what code it is setting when the check engine light comes on. The light doesn't have to be on when you check the codes. The code will be stored in the ECU for a certain number of starts after the light goes out. The problem may or may not be related to the catalytic converter.
What is the car? that'll make a difference in how to fix it.
I've heard of cleaning a cat by disconnecting a spark plug and letting fuel through the cylinder. it'll hit the cat and burn there instead causing a lot of heat buildup that can burn off carbon from the oil consumption. the problem is if you do it too long you can melt the cat and then you REALLY need a new one.
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
mechanic, carpenter, stagehand, rigger, and know-it-all smartass
"You don't get to judge me for how I fix what you break"