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Experience:  18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Hyundai Diagnostics
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The catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Do both need

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The catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Do both need to be replaced at the same time
JA: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Hyundai. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?
Customer: I would -like an estimate on the cost.

Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thanks for coming! I'm Ron and I'll be working with you on your question today.

May I have the year, model and engine size of your vehicle?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
2012 Hyundia Elantra gls 1.8

Great! Thank-you! And are you replacing the Converter because of a Check Engine Light?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am.

Ok. Great. Please give me one moment to type out some info for you. Sit tight one minute... I'll be right back!

Thanks for holding!

OK- When replacing a Converter, there is no need to replace both at the same time. The converter to replace will be stated by the "p-codes" that are stored in the on-board computer and read with the use of a scan-tool. Depending on that p-code... the front converter is part of the exhaust manifold and sells for around $1185. The Labor Time Guide calls for 2.2 hours to complete the job. The "under-floor" converter sells for around $544 and the Labor Time Guide calls for a little over a half-hour to replace. Labor rates vary from shop to shop, so what you pay for labor will effect the bot***** *****ne. For a job of this type, a "fair" labor rate can be anywhere from $85-$125 per hour. With that said... the more common fail converter here is the front one in the exhaust manifold. Please be kind enough to leave a rating for our Q&A using the 'stars' at the top of the page or click 'Accept'. A 5-star rating is very much appreciated! Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra.

Were there any other questions I could help you with today?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you, you have been most useful.

You're welcome! Glad I could be of some help today! Please remember to leave a rating for our Q&A using the stars at the top of the page! Have a great weekend!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** enjoy the holiday.

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