Catalytic converter is shot, what are my options?
My truck is at the shop right now, it was running a code for a bad catalytic converter on bank 2 (if I remember correctly) I changed out the 02 sensors, and checked the fuses, to narrow down all possibilities. I just got a call stating that it is indeed a bad catalytic converter and that they recommend changing out the entire Y pipe, which will cost $1,200 because they have to get OEM parts. Apparently they had tried this once before on the same year truck using after market cats and they could not get the check engine code turn off. They believe it was because the after market parts didn't have enough platinum in there.
This is a reputable shop and I believe them, so I'm wondering if there is any other route that you guys have gone in order to fix this problem. My truck is overdue for state inspection and I need to have a full history on my OBD; in other words, I cannot just clear my codes and then go in.
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