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Catalytic Converter Issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FL Forester, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Mar 25, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    FL Forester

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    I have a 2006 Access Cab 4x4 I4 that is having catalytic converter issues. In November I noticed a strange exhaust noise and took my truck in to the dealer. I was also noticed poor fuel mileage and a loss of power. They said that one of the catalytic converters was coming apart and replaced it. A few weeks ago I hit a pot hole on a dirt road and started hearing the same noise again. I know the hole wasn't deep enough for me to have hit my exhaust. I was wondering if anyone else was having the same problems or am I just the unlucky one here.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    I think you are just unlucky. CAT's are warranteed for 8 yrs or 80,000 miles (might be 100,000). Take it back to the dealer and have them replace it.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    It is going back as soon as I can slow down at work for a couple of days. Our fire season just started up and everybody is jumping.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Even If you hit your exhaust that would not really harm your cats. Maybe you just got an unlucky one the first time. I bang and scrap exhaust all the time and I am only worried about leaks at the flanges.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    I am sure with all of the knowledge here there has to be more than 2 responses
     
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    It could also be clogged. What engine do you have? 4.0 I presume.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    I have the 2.7. There are 3 cats on there. It was the last one when they replaced it in the fall
     
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    3!!!!!!! Holy crap!! It's a LEV isn't it.
     
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    It is something. The service rep showed me the price for one. $1300 dollars. And that was dealer cost. I hate to think that this may be an ongoing problem.
     
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    Take in and let them check it out, if you have a P0420 or a P0430 code if your check engine light is on, then it is definately a catalyst. If it is a noise issue, still take it in you have 8 years/80K on your cats for warranty.
     
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    It is not throwing a CEL.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    Another way to diagnose a clogged CAT is to take a drive at night. Make sure the engine reaches operating temprature, then pull over and see which one is glowing. The glowing one will be clogged.
     
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