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California Catalytic Converter Replacement

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opfor2
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California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by opfor2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:26 am

Hi All,

I’m having a dilemma with my 2008 Ford Taurus with approximately 175.000 miles! I received a P0420 code which is Bank 1, Cat not operating correctly. I replaced all 4 O2 sensors however the code returned and is now more frequent than before. The vehicle has California emissions. I have searched and no one seems to sell California (CARB) certified Cats only EPA Federal emission cats. What options do I have? What would happen if I installed a Federal cat?
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Re: California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by Webmaster » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:03 pm

A Ford dealer near you should be able to provide the correct one. I'm not in CA but I hear they're pretty strict with emissions.
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Re: California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by opfor2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:08 pm

That's the whole point I don't want to deal with the dealer.
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Re: California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by Webmaster » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:39 pm

You didn’t give any indication of wanting to avoid the dealership in your post. Try known exhaust manufacturer websites and RockAuto, maybe you’ll luck out?? Dealer as a last resort though.
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Re: California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by opfor2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:05 pm

YES RockAuto sells lost of cats just non for the peoples republic of kalifornia. They only sell the federal epa cats
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Re: California Catalytic Converter Replacement

Post by mymangochutney » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:23 pm

opfor2 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:26 am
Hi All,

I’m having a dilemma with my 2008 Ford Taurus with approximately 175.000 miles! I received a P0420 code which is Bank 1, Cat not operating correctly. I replaced all 4 O2 sensors however the code returned and is now more frequent than before. The vehicle has California emissions. I have searched and no one seems to sell California (CARB) certified Cats only EPA Federal emission cats. What options do I have? What would happen if I installed a Federal cat?
car-part.com and search cali zip?

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