1998 Toyota 4Runner Won't Pass SMOG- NEW Catalytic Conv?

Tiny
STEENAY147
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  • 1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
My very well taken care of 98 Toyota 4Runner has been smog tested 4 times and it won't pass. It is just barely not passing - Replaced Air Filter, and all spark plugs. It got CLOSER to passing but STILL WON"T PASS. DO I REALLY HAVE TO get a new catalytic Converter? Or can I try something else less expensive. My uncle and I do all the labor on my car in his shop - just looking for a second opinion so I don't have to spend SOO much money. HELP - Thanks!
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 6:41 PM

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Tiny
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Give us the test results maybe we can help you swing the emission testing for the last time
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Well the thing is, the first time they messed wit it to get it to pass I ended up passing one section but failing the other it was like 56 when it needed to be 36 or below I believe. But then I changed my spark plugs and got it tested again and it seemed to do worse and failed both sections with my #'s being in the 60's I don't understand how that could be. I will grab my last results after spark plugs and air filter and post here today. Thanks for the help!
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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 10:36 AM

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