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2000 Honda Civic Question: How common is it for a catalytic converter to have to be replaced?

 

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reducerepairs, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Miamisburg, OH, August 09, 2010, 06:08
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There was a recall on the catalytic converter when my 2000 Honda Civic was about three years old. Mine was replaced then. A few months ago the amber engine light came on, and the dealer said it's because the converter is cracked. I was not shown where the crack is.They want more than $600 to replace it. I also needed a timing belt at the time, so I got that done first. They said the converter could wait a couple months. It has now been 8 months and the amber light is still on.Now I would like to get a second opinion but one place wants to charge $80 just to look at it. Any suggestions?

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    August 09, 2010, 11:44
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    Have the codes pulled by a shop here http://repairpal.com/directory?address=45342&car_brand_names=Honda after a scan is performed they can give you a estimate for repairs and then check prices here http://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=2875

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    August 20, 2010, 21:59
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    I took my catalytic converter off my 2000 Civic and put on headers. It seems to me that I got a little more power in it. The only thing about it is that my engine light is on.

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