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Old 07-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question about a cel

So I stopped by advance auto to have my check engine light code red...The guy said its either A. My catalytic converter or B. The sensor on my cat. Are there any good aftermarket catalytic converters out there that I could get and still keep it legal? If it turns out to be just the sensor how much do they run? And how do I tell if its one or the other causing the the cel to pop up? Thanks
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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sensor is about $70 from URD.

Magnaflow makes a nice flow throu cat also.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #3
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I see, I am hoping its just a sensor...Cats are expensive...
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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What was the code he pulled?
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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not sure exactly, the guy just said it was related to the catalytic converter....
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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Sounds like a P0136 or P0420. The 136 would be for the sensor malfunctioning and the 420 is the CAT.

I am betting on the 136. But try getting the code read again at a different location and see exactly what it is.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #7
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yeah I should have asked...I was in a rush at the time. I'll go to another location and have them check it...Should I tip the guy for doing it?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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Hell no. LOL
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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Hell no. LOL
well I didn't want to seem like a dick haha. I have a hard enough time tipping a waiter..
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:00 PM   #11
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well I got the code red and it was a p0420..So I guess its time for a new cat. I was looking into a magnaflow cat. Are there any benefits with these or should I just try and find a factory replacement?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:25 PM   #12
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I have heard stories that taco's don't like aftermarket CAT's. Whether or not this is true, I don't know. You have three options; find an aftermarket, go with oem, or just get an O2 simulator. One major deciding factor is emissions. If your state "sniffs", then the OEM would be the way to go. If they don't, you could just go with the simulator.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #13
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thanks for the input..I would like to hear more about this magnaflow issue..
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:09 PM   #14
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I can't help you with the Magnaflow. Maybe someone will chime in who can.
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