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My Cat converter is cracked and has separated from my down pipe



The stock flex portion (looks like a smashed can) has cracked and the tubing has broken the bolts that connects the CC to the downpipe (I think)

Anyway, I was told that it can't be replaced unless I buy a whole new Cat converter.

The dealership is are trying to charge me $1,000 for the part. My car was originally from the midwest, but I moved out to CA which has very strict emission laws. The car passed the smog test. I'm guessing I can just buy a CC from a online store and have it shipped out and installed, since it passed with the stock CC in the past right?
 

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As far as I know, it doesn't have to be factory stock. As long as it is a decent CAT that is of comparable quality, you're good. You may want to try to see if they have a high flow CAT for you, and if they claim it will pass California emissions, even better!

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Go to rock auto, get an oem replacement, spend an hour under the car, and call it a day. I recently swapped mine out and it really isn't bad, especially if you have ratcheting wrenches or the Kobalt-style hollow sockets. Otherwise, a bunch of extensions and universals work fine


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Go to rock auto, get an oem replacement, spend an hour under the car, and call it a day. I recently swapped mine out and it really isn't bad, especially if you have ratcheting wrenches or the Kobalt-style hollow sockets. Otherwise, a bunch of extensions and universals work fine


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Went to Rock Auto
Not Legal For Sale Or Use In The State Of California; Not Legal in New York for vehicles with CA Emissions

I get this this from places all over the internet. Maybe a junkyard?
 
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