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2004 Toyota Corolla Question: 5sp/150k-Eng revs on accel like slipping trans-power loss uphill.

 

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DAD12, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Greenbelt, MD, January 09, 2012, 16:33
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Car vibrates in 1st gear when accelerating too quickly. Check engine light on. Dealer says catalytic converter needs replacing $1800 (incl labor). Do I have two problems or one? Failed emissions test.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 09, 2012, 19:48
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    It sounds like the clutch disc is worn requiring the clutch components to be replaced. Is the Check Engine Light due to code P0420 (low cat efficiency?)

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    DAD12, January 11, 2012, 12:02
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    Yes, the check engine light is on. Is getting an after market direct fit catalytic converter a cheaper option for me? Kinda strapped for cash right now...

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