catalytic converter rod job

10

Asked by Jun 10, 2015 at 11:51 PM about the 2003 Mazda Tribute

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

03 Mazda tribute runs horrible, mechanic says its the front two catalytic converters and said the whole thing will cost near $1,200 (just for the two cats on the exhaust headers)  im trying not to spend that kind of money right now on this car. driving it home it blew a hole in my EGR valve. (back fire?) is there a cheaper option like rodding out the cats on the header and hoping the 3rd main cat will get me past DEQ? has anyone ever done this?

3 Answers

76,245

First will say,thoughts of rodding out cat,s is ilegal,but can be done and car will run,this will all so reck havoc on your ECM,which will lead to poor fuel economey,and possible damage to your engine from over load of fuel dumping,don,t you just hate Car computers,but that is what you are up against,you will save in the long run ,if car is worth the repair just in fuel,,,good luck with it.

118,195

Sounds like you got a dealers price, try an aftermarket system, they bolt right up and don't cost a small fortune, plus they are emissions compatable.

48,435

Try Rockauto. I have replaced my Camry cat twice with their replacement part. Bolts right up, and it's a fraction of the factory part. If you live in a southern or desert state, you may luck out at a salvage yard. I doubt it though. I think the yards are instantly cutting them off and selling them for the precious metal values. I noticed that when I was in a Nevada salvage yard that every cat was cut off.

Your Answer:

Tribute

Looking for a Used Tribute in your area?

CarGurus has 621 nationwide Tribute listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Mazda Tribute Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,300
  • #2
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Escape
1,156 Great Deals out of 104,149 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
678 Great Deals out of 75,755 listings starting at $100
Used Toyota RAV4
567 Great Deals out of 75,404 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Murano
361 Great Deals out of 26,729 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,129 Great Deals out of 77,929 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Pilot
350 Great Deals out of 45,790 listings starting at $750
Used Jeep Liberty
149 Great Deals out of 5,993 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
203 Great Deals out of 14,830 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
143 Great Deals out of 9,175 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet TrailBlazer
80 Great Deals out of 3,438 listings starting at $988
Used Subaru Forester
257 Great Deals out of 30,403 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Altima
852 Great Deals out of 62,201 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mazda Tribute For Sale
18 listings starting at $5,279
2010 Mazda Tribute For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 25 listings starting at $4,200
2009 Mazda Tribute For Sale
25 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Mazda Tribute For Sale
100 listings starting at $2,826
2006 Mazda Tribute For Sale
94 listings starting at $2,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.