Arrrgghhhh --- I love my truck, but....

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  1. RadiomanATL
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    ...it's giving me issues that I can't diagnose fully. 'Course, I'm not a mechanic. Anyone know anything about catalytic converters?
     
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    I know they are the root of all evil when they become plugged up.......
     
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    Yeah...I think I am going to have to replace mine, but the symptoms don't exactly match up with a bad cat.

    Can a cc cause a vehicle to overheat?
     
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    I don't think so. Normally the CC causes loss in power.
     
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    Yeah, but if it is clogged, and the exhaust can't escape properly it seems that the manifold might overheat.

    I dunno for sure though.
     
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    I'd ask my brother, but he doesn't answer his phone.......
     
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    Check the timing.
     
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    What's the truck doing?
     
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    Truck sounds waaaay throaty. Also seems to be loss of power, but since its such an old truck that could be any number of things. Also, truck seems to be overheating, but can't tell for sure. Temp gauge is and has been busted. But it got that knock that vehicles get when they are running too hot.

    All happened in on the way to work this evening. (not like I've been driving around with it this way). So I'm praying it will get me home in the morning. The overheating issue is the one that worries me the most. I checked the coolant, and the level is fine.
     
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    Make & model?
     

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