Catalytic converters may go bad and plug exhaust on Ford F-350

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 85,200 (16,000–211,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 7.5L V8
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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after driving for a while when turned off very hard to restart
Bogged down. overheating. very poor performance. Eventually could only get up to 5 miles per hour. disconnected catalytic converter. problem went away. Replaced catalytic converter. works great now.
Cat plugged. Engine died and would not run. Loosened the exhaust to drive to muffler shop. New cat cost an arm and leg because it is a special one. Haven't had the problem since.
When i hit the gas it sounds like a engine knock really noticeable in 3rd to 5th gear smell of exhaust is strong in the cab and has no power