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My 2004 4runner 81,146 miles, front brakes replaced 11/2610, 4 wheels spin balanced ands tires rotated. Month later check engine ligh, VSC and VSC OFF lights come on. Toyota dealer says a zero point calibration for VSC system was needed. the next day the same warning lights on. Dealer said it is suggesting my catalytic converter needs replacing, which would require replacing the entire exhausht system at @ 1700.00. Wow! The vehicle is in good standings with regular maintenance and my wife is a good keeper of this vehicle. Your response is appreciated.

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