2004 Toyota Corolla Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
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?) -
Comment 1
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... -