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Re: Check Engine Light - Knows very little about cars
said by weston631 :The one auto repair place I worked at never did exhaust work. They'd go to an after market exhaust place to have the repairs done there.
The CEL came back on (after about 250 miles and a few days) so I brought it to the Toyota dealership.
They said the code was P0420. (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold)
I just passed inspection a few weeks earlier (before CEL came on) but they said it was just a "coincidence" it happened right after.
Is it safe to drive with this issue for several months? I'm not due for another inspection for several months and before next inspection, I rather buy a new car. I already put a lot of money into the 2003 Corolla.
They quoted me about $1700 for the new catalytic converter and reflashing the computer, which is also needed.
While I certainly dont want to add to the pollution, from a mechanical point, is it perfectly safe to drive for many months and many miles?
Thank you so much!!!
Hence, I doubt your dealer will do the actual work, but send it to a local muffler shop.
So you may just want to look up exhaust repair places in your local area, or ask one of the techs at the dealer, who they would recommend. You might find the price cheaper after cutting out the middle man.
I stopped going to the dealer after the warranties on my vehicles expired. I go to a family owned chain shop. Their prices are lower then the dealer, and they have always been friendly and helpful.
Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.