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Help: Replace second catalyst

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by danbrooks, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dec 26, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    danbrooks

    danbrooks [OP] New Member

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    Whats up guys, this if my first post to Tacoma World. I was taking a look under my truck today and noticed that the second catalyst on my '01 tacoma is just bolted on. This got me thinking, can I do an easy replacement of the catalyst with a straight pipe? I want to try it, but I am almost positive the check engine light will come on..

    Specs of my truck
    2001 Tacoma
    sr5
    Prerunner
    Gibson Exhaust (just the can)


    Thanks for the help,

    -Dan
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I am assuming you are talking about the Catalytic converter. Yes, you can remove it. Is it illegal?-yes. Is anyone going to catch you? Probably not unless you have emissions testing in your area. I would say you wouldn't get a CEL if the O2 sensor is before the Cat. If there is a sensor after the Cat then I would say you would get a CEL. My Tahoe had 4 02 Sensors-two before and two after. What a nightmare.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    jesus

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    it's not the easy if your in cali other wise I think I found some for as low as $100 on line ebay I think
     
  4. Dec 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    so I didn't read you question right I thought you were talking about replacment I asked the same question when mine went out and I was told the light would go on and I have to put it back on for smogs, also there's a few sensor I thing that it would throw off theres a 02 and a fuel air something sensor that runs about 160-360 install in cali
     
  5. Dec 26, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    you can put a "test pipe" in there... just make it bolt on so you can replace the stock catalytic when you need to get it smogged or if you get caught...
     

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