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Thread: Service Emission System 96 Eldorado

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    Service Emission System 96 Eldorado

    I was returning home from a long trip (over 1,200 miles) and my SERVICE EMISSION SYSTEM light came on. My exhaust has been loud since I bought the car 2 months ago, but this is the first time any emission message has come on. Does this usually mean the catalytic converter is bad?


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    Re: Service Emission System 96 Eldorado

    Take a look at the sticky thread at the top of the main Seville page titled "How to pull codes". You want the link for OBD-I (OnBoard Diagnostics I) - it has an "obd1" in the URL. Learn to read your codes from the car's built-in system. You don't need a scanner. If the cat or O2 sensor system is bad there will be letter-number codes set which can be deciphered using the directions in the link.

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    Re: Service Emission System 96 Eldorado

    The only current code is PC0420 which is for low catalyst efficiency so I believe the cat converter may be bad. It also sounds like the loud noise in the exhaust is coming from that area.


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