Jeep Catalytic Converters

Written by Charles Peacock
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Jeeps aren't exactly the most efficient cars on the road. I owned a few CJ7s, and as much as I loved them, I always felt bad at how terrible their gas mileage was. If you're driving a Jeep, one of the most responsible things you can do is to make sure your engine is running as efficiently as possible. There's nothing worse than making an already inefficient engine more inefficient through neglect or a lack of knowledge.

Replacing Jeep Catalytic Converters

When catalytic converters were first brought out, a lot of automotive enthusiasts groaned that they were reducing the performance of their cars. This was true in the early years, but the fact that catalytic converters were substantially helping the environment should still have been enough to justify sacrificing a bit of horsepower. Luckily, catalytic converters are designed well enough these days that they barely make a difference in your Jeep's performance.

If you need to replace your Jeep's catalytic converter, you're in luck: not only are they relatively cheap, but they're also relatively easy to install yourself. Since Jeeps have such a high ground clearance, it's pretty easy to get under yours and replace the catalytic converter yourself. If you're unsure of where to start, simply buy a catalytic converter from an online parts store and it will most likely come with installation instructions.

Catalytic converters usually fit into the exhaust system somewhere under the car between the engine and the muffler. They are typically held on by a few screws or brackets, and can be removed quite easily. If you get a new catalytic converter that is designed for your Jeep, installing it should take you less than an hour. Just follow the instructions, and if you have any questions feel free to call your local Jeep dealer's service shop.

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