Replacing Catalytic Converter on Honda Accord 2002


#1

Replacing Catalytic Converter on Honda Accord 2002. I live in central NJ and wondering in your opinion a reasonable price or price range. Have used same place for years but am questioning prices. Thanks for feeedback.


#2

@Vegeta
They’re Expensive. I’m curious. Why Are You Replacing It? Is It Rusted Out, Loose Rattling Catalyst, Plugged, Or Other?

CSA


#3

I’m curious too. Do you have a lot of miles on it?


#4

The reason people are asking this question is often a cat failure code is related to a problem other than the catalytic converter, failing oxygen sensor and such. I have heard up to $2000, but often times it is another problem that may or may not need a cat replacement, or cause a new one to fail.


#5

$750 to $2500 seems to be the numbers we hear here. Depends on the make/model/year. On a 2002 Accord — assuming it is just one converter – I’d guess around $1250, maybe $1500.


#6

If you go aftermarket, be sure you get a “direct fit, OEM replacement” cat converter… in stainless steel and not aluminized steel. It’s well worth the extra cash.


#7

It depends whether your accord has four cylinders or six cylinders. Many transverse-mounted V-6 engines have two catalytic converters, one on each exhaust manifold, and sometimes a third catalytic converter further down the exhaust under the car.
On your car, it is likely expensive enough to make it worth getting a second opinion/diagnosis.