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2007 catalytic converter issues?

i have a 2007 FJ with about 135K miles, alternator recently quit, and after replacement, engine light came on. Dealership and local repair shop both say both of my catalytic converters are failing, necessitating a $2,800-$3,000 fix. Parts can only come from Toyota, and are $1,000 each. The internets seems to indicate that I can use aftermarket replacements available for around $300 each. Any problems with this? The aftermarket stuff looks like bolt on, but when i got under the FJ it looked to be all welded.

Any advice would be appreciated. TIA.
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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

How much longer do you plan on keeping the vehicle? Anything of the bolt on aftermarket variety you won't be getting 135K miles out of like you did with the OEM. If you don't want to dish out that much for the system (who does) I would try a local exhaust shop. Not Midas or Meineke, but an independent guy who only does exhaust systems. Either way it'll be expensive, but it will last a lot longer than some of those bolt on aftermarket parts out there. You could also try toyotapartszone.com to see how much the part is. It'll be a Toyota part, but you should be able to save a bit on the price and then have them install it. Good luck.

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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

This issue is puzzling. Your cats should last longer than that. Are you in L.A. or Louisiana? There are no moving parts to wear out. I suspect there is another issue. Can you shoot a few pics of the cats? I need to see what color the metal cases are.

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i have a 2007 FJ with about 135K miles, alternator recently quit, and after replacement, engine light came on. Dealership and local repair shop both say both of my catalytic converters are failing, necessitating a $2,800-$3,000 fix. Parts can only come from Toyota, and are $1,000 each. The internets seems to indicate that I can use aftermarket replacements available for around $300 each. Any problems with this? The aftermarket stuff looks like bolt on, but when i got under the FJ it looked to be all welded.

Any advice would be appreciated. TIA.

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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

Louisiana. I've heard of a few FJ CAT converter issues. Had same problem with my old Jeep years ago.cat1.JPGcat2.JPG
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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

on the plus side, when i got under there, it looks like they are bolt-ons, so shouldn't be too difficult to change.

i wonder if ethanol gas factors in, or my use of regular and not premium gas.
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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

The original is the best. I agree that you should change one from Toyota.


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Re: 2007 catalytic converter issues?

I have a 2997 tundra and a, having the same problem. It says my o2 sensor then the catalytic converter on bank one.
Then i get the light again at less than 50 miles now it is the catalytic converter on bank two.
Some people say there is a problem with the computer and not the converter. It has 126 000 miles.
I live and work in Texas.
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