2007 Prius Catalytic Converter for California. Where to get for best price?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by simple2code, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. simple2code

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    Any leads where to get replacement catalytic converter for 2007 prius for California?
     
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    I think catalytic converter is a dealer only item in CA. Need to install two new gaskets too. Parts will cost around $1.5K total. If the engine is burning lots of oil, then the newly installed catalytic converter probably will go bad again.
     
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    How many miles are on your car?
     
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    I'm having the same issue. I have 233000 miles on my car.
     
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    Are you sure it's the CAT? I switched out the O2 sensors I ordered from A-zon (you know the website) and couldn't get rid of the codes. They were "OEM replacement parts" which I thought meant that they were Toyota OEM. (But they really weren't) I thought for sure it was the CAT that was bad. I was burning oil bad and thought the CAT was clogged. As a last ditch effort I decided to buy the O2 sensors from a Toyota dealership to make sure I used OEM Toyota parts, sure enough as soon as I used the Toyota O2 sensors codes never came back. Used CerTech Gels: Blowby with Engine Ceramics certech gel to stop my oil consumption. I didn't think it would work but it did. I also use createch (liqui moly) every oil change. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CZODH8/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503625720&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=liqui-moly&dpPl=1&dpID=51WqU6%2B199L&ref=plSrch

    Hope you get your Prius working and back on the road.
     
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    Would be great if you started a thread talking about your use and success with Certech, pretty sure many here would be interested in knowing more.
     
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    What lights were coming on when you changed this? My check engine light outs on getting a code for cat. After driving local for 45 minutes or so my warning light comes on with vsc light as well as an light. A/c stops working. Let it sit for 15 minutes vsc and ab lights go off and warning light and check engine ask stay on. Could this be my inverter failing?
     
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    Your inverter pump has failed.

    An easy fix(y).
     
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    Hi did you get any good leads? In the same predicament with my '04.... Dealer quoted me $2,500 just for the part. I'm seriously considering parting out the car if repair is seriously going to cost this much!
     
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    Go to a private muffler shop and ask to get a catalytic converter welded on, it'll cost less than $300.
     
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    This is almost right, sell your Prius out of CA (or NY) and this is legal in the other 48 states. Sadly, you will not pass inspection in CA with a noncompliant Cat, and for a Prius, only a Toyota Cat is compliant.

    17410-21500 - Toyota Parts Deal
     
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    Thanks for the link! I've been looking for the part number

    It's also illegal to use a salvaged part right? Even if OEM?
     
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    Does that include a random aftermarket cat or you take it to them?
     
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    After market cat is going for about $65 on Amazon. You'll just need to figure how to get it to California
     
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    Thanks for the hint.. I had to find a junk yard to give me one for "free" lol.
     
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    There are no CARB compliant cat replacements for the 2nd gen Prius.
     
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    That is correct
     
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    If l can get an after market one here but indirectly will it still show that it’s California legal when it gets smog checked? I’m curious if I do order it and they snoop around will they just try to fail my smog because somehow they saw it was bought after market out of state?
     
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    The short answer is they are “supposed” to check for identification on the cat.

    But some shops don’t bother;).

    The shop I go to in San Ramon didn’t check the last time and all that was checked was the gas cap and a quick perusal if te engine bay while the obd device was hooked up:).

    But you could check with @Joele3 and see what he knows(y).
     
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    Majority of the shops don't check under your car
     
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