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2001 Mirage Check Engine Light

My check engine light came on a while back in my 2001 Mirage. We had someone run a scan and they said it's probably a bad catalytic converter but the light goes off for a while on its own and then will come back on later. Could this be a bad O2 sensor after the converter? Could it be something else? I just want to fix the problem without having to spend a ton of money if it's not needed.

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Yes, the O2 sensor would be the proper place to start. You really dont need to replace it rather than just clean it with a wire brush. It is easier to replace it though.

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