Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 86000 miles
My car has been making a bot of extra noise. A few weeks ago, my mechanic diagnosed that the front pipe (which I guess includes a small catalytic converter) needs to be replaced. Not urgent. Then the check engine light went on. Seems now the main catalytic converter needs to be replaced. He's an honest guy I've gone to for years. He quoted $2K for the front pipe and catalytic converter. Seem reasonable?
Try checking the dealer first. My friend just changed his catalytic converter without the front pipes at the dealer. Original Catalytic converter cost $800.00 plus $200 in installation. I don't know how much is the front pipes.
I just checked the dealer's price for the front pipes. $875.00
So your $2k cost is about right as long as your mechanic installs original Toyota parts.