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not sure. they checked it out and said so. might have done scans but I don't know exactly what they did.
I keep all the paper work in the glove compartment. I can go check and see if they gave me scan results but I doubt it.
does it necessarily mean cats?
I'll check and be back in a few minutes. Can you hang on?
be right back
All I found was an invoice that said: "PO430 Tested EEC System. Cat Converters need to be replaced. E." They quote me some outrageous price - more than $2,000 if I remember correctly. I said I couldn't do that, then they started back-peddaling and said something about only needing one and the cost being less than $1,000. Didn't instill a lot of confidence.
It has 145K miles on it and I have taken it in pretty faithfully for 5K mile maintenance until they pulled this stunt. That was probably 10-15K miles ago, so I've done most everything recommened up until that time.
I've just been taking it into Valvoline for the 10 minute oil changes the past couple of times.
Since the Toyota dealer did all the work up until recently I assume they are Toyota plugs.
So the lights would come on and stay on if the cats were bad?
OK...I'll try that and if it doesn't help there's another Toyota dealer not too far from here and I can take it to them, not tell them about the earlier diagnosis and just see what they say. thanks for your time.