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Old 11-10-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Pretty sure I need to replace my cat and don't have the money to go through the dealership. What do you guys suggest? It has to meet ca emission requirements.

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dealer is your only "legal" option
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Buy a used one from classifieds. I have a bad one too so I'm just gutting them. VA FTW! no sniffer test.
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dealer is your only "legal" option
there must be someone that makes OE spec cats for our cars.


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I've got two stock ones I can sell you. pm me if interested.
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there must be someone that makes OE spec cats for our cars.


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there are OE spec, but none are CARB certified. so they are illegal here. the only way to get them here is to have a friend forward them to you
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Thanks for the help, probably going to buy used.
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there are OE spec, but none are CARB certified. so they are illegal here. the only way to get them here is to have a friend forward them to you
Holy cow. You guys can't even use high-flow cats over there?
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My car was showing codes earlier thats why I was worried it wasnt going to pass and I needed to buy a new one, but it passed earlier today. Still concerned that a bad cat will cause power loss though?
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Depending on the miles on your car, it might still be under the warranty for Federal Emmisions Equipment. I know at the least, the 2002 were extended to 100,000. If your POSITIVE that the problem isn't one of the O2 sensors, and it's definately the CAT, the dealer may replace it under warranty for free - give them a call and see.
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Depending on the miles on your car, it might still be under the warranty for Federal Emmisions Equipment. I know at the least, the 2002 were extended to 100,000. If your POSITIVE that the problem isn't one of the O2 sensors, and it's definately the CAT, the dealer may replace it under warranty for free - give them a call and see.
10 years or 100K is the warranty extension.....

I got $100 a piece for my stockers 2 1/2 years ago from a recycler for the platinum in them IIRC.... Said mine were small and some bring even more. Hell you can buy brand new ones for less than that....
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10 years or 100K is the warranty extension.....

I got $100 a piece for my stockers 2 1/2 years ago from a recycler for the platinum in them IIRC.... Said mine were small and some bring even more. Hell you can buy brand new ones for less than that....

Aftermarket cats will not pass the visual inspection in Cali.-
and many of them will not perform as well as the oem cats causing the car
to not pass smog.
I have had both of these happen to me when I lived in Cali.
Buy used oem cats if you can find good ones, new oem ones are really expensive.

good luck op
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Depending on the miles on your car, it might still be under the warranty for Federal Emmisions Equipment. I know at the least, the 2002 were extended to 100,000. If your POSITIVE that the problem isn't one of the O2 sensors, and it's definately the CAT, the dealer may replace it under warranty for free - give them a call and see.
This is correct... Just did it last month on my car
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