Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 82000 miles
recently my engine light came on so I took it into the mechanic and he said that it was a problem with my catalytic converter. The car seems to be running just fine so we tried resetting the computer to see if that would work but it didnt. The mechanic said that it looks like my car is originally from california and they have special emissions laws and therefore my car had a specialized catalytic converter. He said that he would have to order it straight from Ford because a regular one wouldnt work and it would cost me 630 dollars just for the part. I need a second opinion because I need to get my car to pass safety and emissions and I dont want to pay 800 dollars if there is a chance that a generic catalytic converter would work, which I believe run about 50-70 dollars. Thanks for your help.
Monday, March 17th, 2008 AT 11:45 AM