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Told have to replace exhaust system and catalytic converter.

Car sounds rough and has for a while now. went to  dealership told that complete exhaust system needs replacement at cost of $1400. is this a common problem? Why so soon if the exhaust system are supposedly stainless steel?

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  • lancepenney Jan 25, 2009

    My 2005 echo hatchback makes a noise like there's a hole in the exhaust or something. The dealer said it was probably a blown gasket in the front of the exhaust system. He said repair would cost about $100 parts and labor included.



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I have NEVER heard of this Before! It sounds like to me that they are trying to take you to the Cleaners! I have been an ASE Certified Mechanic for 35 Years and would NEVER Replace the Exhaust unless it was an Upgrade or Totally Rusted out.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks for the Good Rating! NOT!



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