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I have a 2004 Mazda tribute es v6 3.0 the catalytic

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I have a 2004 Mazda tribute es v6 3.0 the catalytic Converter on front glows red so I replaced it with another used one I took off the y pipe under neath ran it and front one gets really red inside out i can see from bottom back one does not and has new egr and don't seem to have a bunch of pick up speed
And have no engine codes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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A converter will turn red from being restricted or from excessive fuel. Excessive fuel can be from an injector stuck open, burnt valve, misfires. At idle is there a misfire occurring? Have you scoped the fuel injectors signal? Have you ran an injector flow test?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I check a fuel injector be stuck open
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took the intake off and have my son start the car but I didn't see no fuel at the fuel dumping
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

A noid light plugged up in place of the injectors checking for a flashing light not a constant light is the first injector test. Then a scan tool is needed to check the flow rate and bleed down rate.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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