Question about 2001 Chevrolet Impala
My engine light has been on for a while so I took my car to the shop that does my work. After checking out my car they tell me my cataylic converter is bad. The problem is I just had it replaced nine months ago. They tell me the reason I am having a problem is because when it was replaced & I didn't have a tune up and all the oxygen sensors replaced. I had a tune up done and one oxygen sensor replaced prior to having the converter changed. Is what they are telling me the truth?
No,Although a tune up should have been done,This would not clog a new convertor,If in fact the new one is clogged,You have a deeper under lying problem and I would recomend you take it some where else for a second opinion,without telling them what the first place said.That way,They test the vehicle completely.
If you tell them what the first place said,they are more likely to agree than to test for something else.
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Posted on May 19, 2009
VI would definitely suggest that you get a tune up done! I don't know for a fact that the oxygen sensor is what caused the catalytic converter to go out again but bad/faulty oxygen sensors can make that happen. Stinks that you are in this situation but I would cut my losses and get every replaced that needs it so you don't end up hurting anything else. You do know that a tune up is relatively easy to do yourself and could save you some serious $$$. Good luck. Thanks for an honest rating!
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