Catalyctic converter bad?
Got an Check Engine light and the mechanic says it's due to a bad catalyctic converter. I see them online for $90 for just the converter and around $500 for the whole unit. The mechanic said I can drive it with no issues, but is that the case? If so, how long (not wanting to pollute forever obviously) should I be able to drive it for and are there any problems with driving it?
Also, nice redesign on the web site!
2001 9-56 SE wagon
Do you know the CEL code that was pulled? Is it a mechanic/garage specialized in Saabs?
It was P0420 and they don't specialize in Saab's but he's always be an honest mechanic throughout the years.
it can be a bad o2 that is throwing a false code. but the only way to know if the cat is going bad is if you go to a smog station to have it test, high NOx along with high Co will be a bad cat. but check for any exhaust leaks or vacuum leaks, that can throw off the sensor readings.