: I just put a Flowmaster catback system on my '89 Formula. The car ran
: great for a couple month but now at least one of my dual catalytic
: converters has started to rattle. The guys at the shop say its the
: heat shield. I've also noticed significant reduction in throttle
: response. The car idles fine, it just doesn't accelerate. Not
: knowing much about catalytic converters, I'd like to know if is it
: possible that the converters are causing this reduction in power or if
: I've developed another simulatenous problem?
Certainly a loose heat shield would not cause any acceleration problems.
The only time a converter causes problems is when it becomes blocked over
time. Similar to if an old muffler becomes clogged with rust/crud.
Marshall G. Ward, III
1996 T/A, WS6, 6-Speed, Med Dk Green, Hardtop, T43 Spoiler, 10 Spk CD, Pwr Ant,
Graphite cloth, Pwr seat, Keyless entry w/alarm, Leather Appointments Group
MODS: !CAGS, K&N, Synthetic Engine/Trans/Diff fluid, Magna Flow Muffler
Hotchkis 2 pt STB and SFC's, B&M Ripper shifter
License Frame:"One of 2051/1996 Ram Air Trans Am" License Plate: "RAIR TA"