2000 Honda Civic Q&A

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

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? -
Answer 1
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 -
Answer 2
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. -