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is this a ford dealer? are they using ford catalytic converters?
We have seen this a few times. It does seem these cats go out easy when coils fail
we have used after market cats when not covered under federal emissions warranty coils are about 150 each and 3 hrs labor
you have 8 years and 80 k miles federal emissions warranty
if you are not covered(out on mileage) you can ask for after market catalytic converters or go to another shop.
After market coils go for 87$. I just replaced one on my wifes 03
we just had one and I think the customer did not realize the engine was misfiring and took out the cats. 6 months later she was back . We covered the first under federal warranty. the second we replaced a few coils and went after market
out of warranty we usually replace the cats after market because Ford is much more
Do you happen to remember where you got the aftermarket converters? What is the dealership going to say when I tell them that want I to use after market parts?
they should know about this. Dealer like to use their parts for the huge profit. If they do not want to repair it this way you can bring it to another shop. They might say they are not as good as Ford, they may be right but at this price difference many people can live with that. I do not remember where my shop got the parts but I know you or the dealer can order and many catalytic converter specialty business will deliver and shipping can be included. I just found some cheaper, discount catalytic converters off the internet.