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2006 Honda Accord Coupe EX MT

2006 Honda Accord Coupe
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Midsize
26 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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December 17, 2012, 3:51 pm

Joann G
 

Question: catalytic converter

I had rattling and they diagnosed it as the catalytic converter and the exhaust pipe. The rattling occured mainly when I was stopped and my foot was on the brake then the vibrating would start. Once the car was in motion I would not hear it. It was repaired and the sound is gone but I'm wondering if they really needed to replace the converter. They said it sounded to them like it had stones in it which indicated there were some stuff that had broken off. Does this sound correct?


December 21, 2012, 11:02 am

Elizabeth K
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That could be correct. It's difficult to determine what was necessary after the repair has been done, but it helps if you ask the shop to give you (or at least show you) the old parts. Then you not only have proof that the part was actually replaced and can see the damage for yourself, but it also gives shops an added incentive to be honest because they know someone is watching their work.


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