Catalytic converter cost

20

Asked by May 28, 2017 at 05:10 PM about the 2007 Subaru Outback

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

My daughter lived in
CourdeAlene, I'm in Boise,
so know no one up there.
She badly needs her
catalytic converter replaced
in her '07 Outback. Nothing
exact, but what should that
cost? Im going to be calling
places, too low can be just
as scary. Any info, greatly
appreciated!! Thank you

10 Answers

280

Amazon

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
915

I think the root cause of the failure of catalytic converter needs to be addressed first unless it was from road damage. If you replace the unit and there are underlying issues from the engine then it will be a waste of $. If I was looking for a replacement I'd consider a salvage yard first. These parts usually outlast the car. Good Luck!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
92,535

I am sure there is a muffler shop in Coeur d'Alene which is where I would send her. Check reviews for shops if you can.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
92,535

Brian - the cat is 10+ years old so no mystery.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
74,195

When replacing a catalytic converter it's always best to confirm that there's no engine issues first. Misfiring, oil burning, and internal coolant leaking are the top three reasons for catalytic converter failure. Thermal shock and damage from road debris are other causes. Shop around for a universal converter. They are much cheaper than a direct fit converter and work just as well. I've had one on my 2000 Grand Prix since 2013 with no problems. Also make sure you get a converter that is compliant with the emissions system on the vehicle. The emissions decal under the hood will tell you which system you have. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
915

Thank you JS, I have 20 year old car with the same cat. There is no Hardy boy "Mystery" there For.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
92,535

That is good Brian but cats fail all the time.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

Thank you all, very much. I will ask about different converters, not sure they will let me bring one in?? The car has been gone through pretty thorough, this is just one of the ladt things on list. I'm sure the head gadket will be next, am told thats normal on these cars at her mileage. I don't know if it should be $600-$1500, that was more what I was wondering. I have never owned Subaru...My cousin just had one in her Monte Carlo for $309 installed, but we all know how different they can be. Thank you all for suggestions, much appreciated!!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

I'm sorry, coolant leak, yes! Road debris seems to be part as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
74,195

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 32,453 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,695.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    9,100
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,220
  • #3
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    3,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
348 Great Deals out of 37,352 listings starting at $995
Used Subaru Legacy
225 Great Deals out of 13,824 listings starting at $1,745
Used Subaru Impreza
173 Great Deals out of 20,423 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
750 Great Deals out of 53,117 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota RAV4
712 Great Deals out of 54,887 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
296 Great Deals out of 27,600 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Highlander
571 Great Deals out of 37,456 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
648 Great Deals out of 40,818 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
930 Great Deals out of 67,557 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Accord
884 Great Deals out of 79,047 listings starting at $1,444
Used Honda Pilot
672 Great Deals out of 36,158 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Camry
1,082 Great Deals out of 75,995 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Impreza WRX
36 Great Deals out of 1,153 listings starting at $4,295

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
21,322 listings starting at $23,182
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 2,609 listings starting at $18,861
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,337 listings starting at $13,937
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,801 listings starting at $8,891
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 1,008 listings starting at $7,451

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.