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Catalytic Converter ??? Need help!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I figured this would be a good place to ask.
    The Cat on my 96 has taken a big dump. So I have been doing some searching on line and no one seems to have one for 96 and newer vehicals. So finally I found one site that says that they are illeagal for 96 and newer models cause of the OBD2 computer. So does this mean that I have to go to the dealer and pay high prices for a new cat?
     
  2. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    how many miles on the truck? cats have a warranty for 80k miles
     
  3. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    how many miles on the truck? cats have a warranty for 80k miles

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    113k
     
  4. Thunder

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    You probabally wont find a cheap cat for your 1996 vehicle.
    OBD2 has an O2 sensor before and after the cat. So if a
    cheaper aftermarket cat doesn't clean up the exahust good enough it will light up the check engine light.
    Also Federal law says its illeagl to put on a cat that is not specifically designed for your vehicle.
    Beings you live in Cal you will probabally have to pony up the big buck$$$ for a cat specific to your vehicle.
    If you dont want to go to a dealer. Check with NAPA they may have your convertor. I know they carry convertors for late model vehicles.
    If the vehicle is a truck be prepaired to pay $350+ for one. Cars are quite a bit cheaper.
     
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    Could you roll the dice and take your chances getting a good used one off a similar vehicle at a wrecker? just a thought.
     
  7. Thunder

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    There is a way you can go with a cheap universal cat and not get the SES problems
    Check out an 02 simulator from:casperseletronics.com
    These little jewels plug right in to the rear sensor wires and tell the computer everything is ok.
    They make them for cars and trucks.
    Of course they are not legal in cal /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    But they are pretty easy to hide and what they dont know wont hurt them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    BTW Sorry to get off topic but. Have you heard if the salmon are biting at shelter cove yet?
    I'll be headed over to drop off my my boat for the summer and do a little fishing there next month.
     

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