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Could This be a Catalytic Converter
Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:22 PM
Check engine light came on, checked it and is throwing an emmisions trouble code. The dealership is trying to tell me they think it's a bad catalytic converter just based on the code. There is no power loss and/or exhaust system clogging, so I'm not sure how this could be causing a trouble code when it only has 80,000 mi on it. Woldnt you suspect an O2 sensor problem first before a cat? Never heard of one going bad like this.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:20 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:26 AM
Yep. Most likely the first o2 sensor. Mom's 98 legacy has an intermittant code, I forget what the number was, for emmisions control. Mechanic had her ready to fork out money for a new cat... I fixed it for the price of the o2 sensor, whatever it was 3 years ago.
Dang stealerships. Thanks for the heads up guys.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:39 AM
Also small leaks even tiny unnoticable pinhole ones can cause this code. Though on an '02 you probably don't have that issue.
Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:10 AM
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