Your 97 should be OBD II. If the converter has failed chemically it
will turn on the CEL and set a fault code. If it has failed physically,
the immediate signs will be either rattling, or very poor engine
performance. (Among other things)
What makes you think it may be bad?
Thanks for everyone. Happy holiday & safe driving ! James
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hi can anyone tells me how to check the catalytic
converter for '97 Escort, if it still good ? Thanks
Oh, that's nothing to do with the converter at all. That's a canister purge
related code. On these cars it's usually the the Purge Flow Sensor that fails.
recommends replacing the sensor and Purge Flow valve. They are both in the line
canister, right under the battery tray. That's a really common failure and the 2
(used to) come as an assembly from the dealer.
On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 10:09:55 -0700, "Michael Pardee"
OBD2 P codes are standard- regardless of manufacture or model. On a
4cyl they may chooose to use either bank 1 or bank 2 codes IIRC, but
the meaning is always the same - and ALL 1996 and newer passenger
vehicles in North America are OBD2 compliant (by law).
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