alright folks? im new to this and i hope us can help me here. i own a escort 1.8si 16v 1995 and things were going fine until recently when i heard a ratteling noise from the cataylitic converter but stupidly didnt check it out straight away. a few hours later the engine lost all its power and about 2mins later the engine cut out and would not start again. i was wondering if it the cat that caused this prob and wounld it have caused any engine damage,or wil a new cat get me back on the road?