catalylic converter

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Asked by Sep 14, 2014 at 11:57 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had catalylic converter put on feb 2014 , 7 months later in sept 2014 another one. the first one I had it put on at a shop and they gave me junk for  $400.00 and the cones are all in my muffler so I have to replace my muffler.so can they sell converter like that .this place i took it to is there is many of them around no names yet because they are soppose to give me my money back .

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First thing to determine is if there's an engine problem contributing to or causing the failures. Misfiring, oil burning, internal coolant leaks, and engine overheating will all cause premature catalytic converter failure. As will improper installation. A new catalytic converter must be warmed up first before the vehicle is driven for the first time after the new catalytic converter is installed. Eastern Converter's website has a video explaining this and other useful information. Then finally check the emissions decal under the hood. If you have California Emissions you'll need a catalytic converter that is C.A.R.B. (California Air Resources Board) compliant. The decal will say either "Confirms to California Emissions Standards" or "C.A.R.B. compliant". HTH. -Jim

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