I just took my car to midas and they looked at my car with me and this is what we have found so far:
p0420 code SES light is a bad cat, when you bump it you hear a rattle in it, so most likely the cat is bad. All the repair shops I tell about the p0420 code ALL say cat problem. I can wait on this since it is not affecting the drive of the car. Repair cost from midas is: 347.05
2 rear shocks, they are definately bad the air ride cover on them on both sides is ripped and torn and some of it is not even on the shock. So new shocks on the back end will run me: 341.36
Now a new problem which they spotted and I need your help on this since it is effecting the car immediately. There is a crack in the seam of the plastic part of the radiator and is leaking coolant at a high rate, the time we had it at midas there was a puddle already under the car. Midas tells me there is no way to repair the radiator the whole thing would need to come out and be changed. Is there anything I can put into the radiator to help stop or slow this leak down? Midas says if I try to jb weld it I would have to take the radiator out in order to do this considering where the leak is. I always heard there was some kind of liquid or something you could put in your radiator to help plug the leaks, is this true, becuase the cost of replacing the radiator from midas is: 579.55 3-4 hours labor plus parts. So that is the total.
I will definately shop around to find the best price on these fixes, but the only one I would think that would need immediate attention is the radiator leak. Any advise on what I can do to prolong the money from coming out of my pocket which I don't have right now.