Last post on Oct 07, 2007 at 9:01 PM
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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
Sep 08, 2007 (8:25 pm)
i paid to have my impala looked over and found that my EGR val
is hung wide open and it floodin my cat with raw gas and fumes anyways they said they will replace the cat for free but every thing els whould be 1,386 $$ i nearly had a Heart attack when i heard that
Sep 20, 2007 (4:28 pm)
I have a 2003 Impala. By and large, the car has been terrific. Today I was told I need a new cat converter. Apparently, this is not uncommon. What is uncommon is that my car has close to 200,000 miles. He said these usually wear out much earlier. Any thoughts on whether to fix it or time for new car? Thanks!
#23 of 24 Re: Advice/Help [gclarke981]
Sep 20, 2007 (8:16 pm)
My only suggestion is to look into independent muffler shops in your area and see if they might be able to install an aftermarket generic cat versus an exact factory replacement. I've seen quotes from dealers of $800 for a new cat, whereas I recently had a complete exhaust system put on my 1980 El Camion starting at the headers and going all the way to the back bumper (pipe, cat, muffler, labor and taxes) for $215. Granted the Impala is newer and due to all the smog controls a generic cat might not work...but it if will you could definitely save a chunk of change (and maybe get a few more years/miles out of your car).
#24 of 24 Re: Advice/Help [nosirrahg]
Oct 07, 2007 (9:01 pm)
hey guy notta new the car has just been sitting in the yard it wont stay runnen now i went ahead and changed the fuel pumps and injectors and put full tank of Shell V-Power Gas put 2 weeks ago i droped the pipes off the front of the motor and unplug the egr vavle and oh look at that baby ran like a brand new car pushing 90 mph in a 30 looking like a cop flying down the road