my check engine light just came out after I drove my car from Texas to Boston. I took it Toyota dealer for diagnostic, and they told me that I need new catalytic converter, and price is 1800. I went to Autoparts and asked for the price of this part. It varies from 80 to 250. As I understand, there are two types of them, federal and California. Mine is saying that it has to conform both Federal and California, a sticker under the hood.
Here are my two question.
How difficult is it to replace this part? I can see the part under the car. If I can raise the car, I feel like I can unscrew the bolts holding old catalytic converter and put the new one on! It is really really expensive to replace this catalytic converter in other shops as well. I went to another shop, and they asked for 1200.
Secondly, If I just buy universal and direct fit catalytic converter, would it be fine? Or What type of converter should I buy for my car? I want this check engine light gone.
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 30th, 2009 AT 1:18 PM