2002 Cadillac Deville Catalylic Converter

Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Cadillac Deville Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I need help. I needed an air injection pump so I had it replaced about 100 miles later the check engine light came back on and it was the catalytic converter if one fails will the other fail as well. Will an aftermarket catalylic converter work just as well as one from the dealer. Thamks for the help
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Tiny
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It is possible but not likely that both catalytic converters will fail at the same time. I would recommend only replacing the failed cat. However you can check the other cat simple by hitting it with a rubber hammer. If you hear any rattling inside the cat it has begun to fail by seperating internally. (This is one method of checking cats) As far as aftermarket and factory cats go, I always recommend using factory parts as they tend to have higher standards for manufacturing than aftermarket manufactures. However the cost of catalytic converters is very high and at the dealership you will always pay more. Also ask about any warranties on the new cat as this may help you make your decision.
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 11:55 AM

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