CA cat converter?

jaguar
xj6
catalytic-converters
california

#1

I have '97 Jag XJ6 that needs new catalytic converter. Only one of the 2 cats is bad but dealer will only sell 2 and price is $2500 installed. Car is not worth this repair. Any alternatives to save the car?


#2

What are the symptoms? Low power(plugged cat) or just a check engine light. If it is just a check engine light I have something you can try.


#3

Why are you going to the dealer? I suggest going to a local independent mechanic. You will likely save quite a few pounds.


#4

Take the car elsewhere. You don’t need a dealer for this, and you may not need a new cat, either. Get another opinion.


#5

Thanks for the replies. In California we must go to a special smog garage for these repairs. They did the testing. The cats are sold only by dealers/Jaguar per the smog mech.


#6

Find a used one. S everal other states mandate California emissions (MA for example). You should be able to find one somewhere.


#7

Find out which size engine you have. www.rockauto.com shows catalytic converters for your car for around $300. This company has a hugh selection of car parts. The listing doesn’t show if the catalytic converters are certified for California. Why not call Rock Auto and ask them, at 1-866-762-5288?


#8

Thanks! That’s great advice. My brother-in-law has a tune-up shop in MA and maybe he can get me the cats.


#9

Thanks! I appreciate the advice. I will call them.