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Old 06-05-2010, 12:31 PM
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How do I know if it's going out my car sound like a have a can with rocks in it shaking Please help!
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what is a cadillac converter??

do you mean... TORQUE CONVERTER?
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LMFAO to both of you.
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It's called a catalytic converter.
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LMFAO to both of you.
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what he said.

ps. if your cadillac converter went out then maybe its time for you to finally get a chevy converter...
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lmao.. smh @ me.

just have it deleted and install a straight pipe on it.
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tap on it with something metal that will tell you if its hollow on the inside and which has been damaged or both
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tap on it with something metal that will tell you if its hollow on the inside and which has been damaged or both
if it is hallow... isnt that suppose to be a good thing? that should mean it's open like a cat delete.
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Well I had to change both of them and 4 o2 sensors talk about a costly weekend!
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Another thing could be one of the heatshields are loose and will need the screws for it tightened or replace. They are right above the catalytic converters, easy to check and if thats the issue then will fix up the problem with a simple wrench. - Peter
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