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Catalitic converter My check engine light came on and when I had it checked by a certified toyota mechanic, he said it was the cat. converter. cost: $1148. does this sound right? I cannot get it to pass emission test with light on but it is a 96 and concerned about adding more money to a wonderful car that has 165,000 miles. any advice?

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  • pcever Aug 22, 2008

    I was told that it needs a cataltic converter and a oxygen sensor 02. Bank 1 sensor 2.

    the code is P0420.

    thanks for your help.

  • pcever Aug 22, 2008

    thanks so much for your advice and help.

  • Jonathan Dawson May 11, 2010

    Need to know what code for the check engine light was.

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I hate to say this, but what they told you seems to be correct. The catalytic converter is somewhat expensive for this vehicle because an O.E. converter must be used. If you were to install an aftermarket converter on this vehice, it would still not pass the emission's test. Furthermore replacing the oxygen sensor along with it is the only way to go. Hope this helps.

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