Im tryna fgure out wat i need for my car im ben told a calytic converter bt i jus wanted to knw wat some of the symptoms were. I do notice loosing power and somthing big i noticed was that my rpm gage would jus drop to zero, the car would still drive but i thought that was kinda odd. how much would it cost to replace the catllytic conveter? is it expensive?
CAT'* aren't that expensive to replace. You can drive down to a muffle shop and get a free estimate. A hi-flow aftermarket CAT will run you between $90 and $450 depending on which make and model you go for.
Symptoms of a clogged or damaged CAT are:
Noises or rattles
Whistling noise when accelerating
Step on the gas and the car doesn't feel like its going any faster.
Noticeable drop in gas mileage
Engine may quit after a few minutes of driving or may feel like a engine governor limiting the RPM'* the engine can achieve.
Exhaust can also have a foul smell, but not always. Like rotten eggs. At night they can glow, but not always. It can leave you with a rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration. Being a 2000, it would for sure throw one or more trouble codes.