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This is a discussion on catalytic converter problem within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just bought my 04 wrx a month ago and drove down to florida for college. I just brought the ...

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    I just bought my 04 wrx a month ago and drove down to florida for college. I just brought the car to a subaru dealership to have the car looked at cause the turbo was lagging. well it turns out that the catalytic converters are all rusted out. the guy told me he would call me in the morning to give me a price. How much money is this going to cost and what option or options do i have? Also is it illegal for a dealership to sell a car with rusted out cat converters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxfan019 View Post
    well it turns out that the catalytic converters are all rusted out. the guy told me he would call me in the morning to give me a price. How much money is this going to cost
    What is the emissions component warranty on your particular model car (the emissions warranty is distinct from the other warranty coverage).

    Also is it illegal for a dealership to sell a car with rusted out cat converters?
    It is illegal to sell a car with nonfunctional or modified emissions equipment, or a car that does not meet emissions standards in place when first sold.

    and what option or options do i have?
    Have it fixed under warranty, have it fixed with unauthorized (aftermarket and/or "tuner" parts; depending on the cats replaced you may need a new ECU map and depending on the area you may not pass emissions testing), or have it fixed with authentic Subaru parts. The solutions were listed in order of increasing cost.
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    OEM catalytic converters are expensive because of the material used in them. Catalytic converter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It will not be cheap to get a Subie OEM Cat, I'm thinking in 200 - 300 range at least. But after market Cats are cheaper since they are usualy ceramic or some other cheaper material, but don't function as good. So the problem is they might not pass the emisions inspection.

    Is you engine light on? If you can hook up a computer and read the codes to see if there is a code related to the cats coming on.

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorBink View Post
    OEM catalytic converters are expensive because of the material used in them. Catalytic converter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It will not be cheap to get a Subie OEM Cat, I'm thinking in 200 - 300 range at least. But after market Cats are cheaper since they are usualy ceramic or some other cheaper material, but don't function as good. So the problem is they might not pass the emisions inspection.

    Is you engine light on? If you can hook up a computer and read the codes to see if there is a code related to the cats coming on.

    good luck!

    No, the check engine light does not come on and actually i have the accessport and there are no codes to be read. the guys are telling me that it is clogged so im only getting back back pressure.

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    The exhaust from the turbo back is really quite easy to change with simple hand tools. Assuming you have any sort of mechanical aptitude, don't pay a mechanic to do it for you.

    If you want to stick with the stock parts, cruise the classifieds on NASIOC, people dump their stock exhausts everyday for dirt cheap.

    Since you already have an AP, I would replace your shot OE pipes with some aftermarket stuff.

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