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Sandrock speaks the great and wonderful truth. Most of us never find out about it, because it'* in the microscopic print. The dealer will probably take care of it for free.
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Federal Emissions warranty covers catalytic converters, PCM and the on board diagnostic device for 8 years/80K miles.
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Ah.....so I was a bit off on my numbers. That could make a little difference.

I would think you could compel the dealership to aid you in converter replacement if it was just out of warranty range. Best part about having a dealer do it, regardless if it is in warranty or not, is that they should follow the warranty on the new parts as well
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Oh man you guys had me excited for a while...arggggg!! No it is the 2000 and it has 98,000 miles on it! Just can't catch a break if I fell into a pit of new dollar bills! I will give the dealers a call to see if any bite but I bought it from a private party and am not sure which dealer sold it originally! Thanks for all of your help...

MACDRIVE...it is good to know there is someone local!! Mind if I call on you sometime if the need arises?? PM if necessary...thanks,

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Originally Posted by mac077
MACDRIVE...it is good to know there is someone local!!
Yeah, I unintentionally became an expert at changing out struts and strut mounts on these cars. I also learned how to do acrobatics while pulling the spark plugs.
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Though this doesn't help you any, it may help someone else who reads this post.

http://www.anr.state.vt.us/air/Mobil...tyBrochure.pdf

I would think Cali would have extended the Federal warranty, since they are so "green" and all

But, you know....if your exhaust systems are the same between your cars..... *wink wink nudge nudge*
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I found this picture on AllData, but it only shows the front flange. Does anyone know where the other flange would be? And what'* that at the lower right hand corner of the picture, is that the muffler?

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Probably the resonator. Wow, those cats look way diff than the pre-2k models.
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Originally Posted by sandrock
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You all DO know that cat converters are covered under a special waranty. right? First off...what year is this car? If it is the '05 that is in your siggy, you are covered. If the car is less than 7 years old and you have less than I think it is 100,000 miles, you are covered. Don't go buyin' anything new if you don't have to buy.
Yeah, I did know that, but made the improper assumption that the vehicle was beyond the warranty period.
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Yeah...missed it by 28,000 miles!!!
Here is the warranty for California... http://www.arb.ca.gov/regs/title13/2039.pdf

I don't think the mufflers are the same on the 05 SE and the 00 SSEi or that may be something to think about!!

I'm still thinking if I can clamp it on I could at least save myself $150 to $200 green backs!

I was just planning on the FWI and a new head uit too...guess those are on the back burner for sure now!

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