2002 Toyota Corolla Catalytic converter

Tiny
NADIACAR
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  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Hi,
I recently had my catalytic convertor replaced. I knew right way there was something wrong with the new installation because my car all of a sudden became very laud especially when I press the gas pedal also the steering wheel and everything in the cabin vibrates even when the car runs in park. I also noticed that my engine has reduced power and when I run the car on idle the cabin fills up with exhaust gas.
I immediately took the car back to the mechanic and he said that there was nothing wrong. I am shocked and I don’t know what to do. I know that my car vas not laud nor was ever vibrating before. Please help me. Forgot to mention that I am a female, so the mechanic though that I would be so ignorant that he had the nerve to tell me that my car was vibrating on parking because of unbalanced tires.
I would appreciate any suggestions that you may have for me.

p.S. This is my first serious repair with this car
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Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 12:28 PM

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Tiny
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I would take the car to a second mechanic and get a second opinion, in writing.

Take documentation back to original mechanic and confront them with results. Have them repair exhaust or install new convertor and fix any leaks.

If they refuse you may have to go to small claims court.

This is not only a repair issue, but safety, if you smell exhaust gas in the cabin, you are being subjected to carbon monoxide, a dangerous situation.

You may have to get nasty with them, which is unfortunate, because they should stand behind their work.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 8:59 AM

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