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2001 Honda Accord Question: California Compliant catalytic converter - Necessary to replace with same?

 

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Maggie1001, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Staten Island, NY, September 11, 2013, 19:11
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I need a new Catalytic Converter for my 2001 Honda Accord - My original/extant catalytic converter is California compliant - I've been told to replace with same at a cost of $1,400 - I live in NY should I replace with same or will any catalytic converter (price closer to $500) do the job just as well?

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    Tbone1980 September 11, 2013, 19:28
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    You should be able to replace it with a normal 49 state leagal converter..

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    ziptie12 September 11, 2013, 20:29
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    Check with a place that does emissions testing (N.Y.-you get emissions tests done , right?)-see what they would recommend so you will more likely get one that will not set poor converter function code (P0420).

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    Tbone1980, September 12, 2013, 01:52
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    No one I know of does emissions testing in NY, I've lived in the Syracuse area my whole life and been driving since I was 17 and not one emissions test...

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    globalhelper September 12, 2013, 06:09
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    any muffler shop can put on a legal aftermarket catt

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