Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 18:10:21 GMT
From: - Bob - <>
Subject: Re: 1996 900S Catalytic converter

On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 17:10:14 -0500, "Newsman" <> wrote: >My 1996 900S 2.3 (non turbo) did not pass the emission test due to a bad >catalytic converter, in addition, one of the oxygen sensors is bad, too, I >think. > > Has anyone had this problem in this car? Will a replacement of the >catalytic converter with a universal catalytic converter solve my problem? >The factory replacement is too expansive. I live in the U.S. > It's not unheard of. Cat's usually get killed by too much raw gas being dumped into them. That can happen because the O2 sensor went bad. The O2 sensors on these do wear out eventually. You can replace them, but you should do a general/major tune-up and inspection on the engine to make sure everything is in order. Also check the computer for any other codes. Parts can be obtained here: Your local autoparts store may be able to get the parts too - the O2 is a fairly common component and other folks make cats. I'd go with - inexpensive, very fast shipping, and they always fit.

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