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Buick century How much should it cost to replace a catalytic

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How much should it cost to replace a catalytic converter on a 2002 buick century (I'm in california)
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.

Is your check engine light on?

Have you got any quotes already from a few shops?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I took it to the buick dealer. They said it would cost $900 to replace. I went online and looked at the converter and one (that was good for California) was listed as 450 dollars. I thought that 900 dollars was a high.
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.

Where was this converter from that you found for 450 bucks?

Was this an after market part?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Just want to know if $900 is reasonable. I think it was an aftermarket part
Expert:  Amedee replied 6 years ago.
900 bucks does sound a bit high... but not that bad.

Here is what I have for a price and a part number for your converter. According to alldata, your converter costs about 570 bucks... then you have to factor in the labor to replace it.

Part OEM Part Price
Catalytic Converter
Catalytic Converter 10343185 $576.54
Include: Front Pipe.
Labor Skill
Catalytic Converter
Replace B 0.5 0.8
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