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Is the problem the car won't really run well at all and the converter is stopped up? or is the problem that the check engine light is on? let me know, thank you.
Alright, you could take out the front O2 sensor, that goes in before the catalytic converter and it might help a little, but the check engine light would probably come on, My advice is to go to a muffler shop or exhaust speciality shop. They should be able to replace that for at least 1/2 of that 1200$ number you mentioned. Removing the front o2 sensor would make it sound like it needed a new muffler as well, but it would allow you to drive the vehicle some before you got the converter replaced. Just keep an eye on the temperature gauge, as if the exhaust is restricted, it does tend to make a vehicle run hot and more likely to overheat. Try to drive it as easy as you can. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.
Hello, thought I would follow up with you. Did you try to take out that 02 sensor and see if it helped? or call around to some muffler shops to price the converter by chance? Thank you.