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|I assume the o2 sensor that I got is OEM -- I got it directly from the dealer. Good to know that the A/F sensor probably wouldn't be triggering that P0420. That saves me from trying that out. I think I'll just take your advice and drop it off at the dealer - it'll save me extra headache anyway. I will post back with updates.[/b]|
OK, as far as I know problem is now solved. I had replaced the rear O2 sensor with no luck, then after Eric's post I dropped it at the dealer. They replaced the catalytic converter under warranty, with no problems. After that they reset the computer so the light was back off. I drove the car for about 60 miles and it didnt come back on. So I took her over to Jiffy Lube for inspection attempt number 2, and it passed!!
Since inspection I have driven it another 60 or so miles (so 120ish miles since I last saw my CEL), with no problems. Car feels a bit more peppy too now So in my case it was actually the converter. Definitely drop your car at the dealer before that 80k mark if you have this code. That converter would have cost me around 500 bucks plus labor if it wasn't covered.
Hope this helps others who have that crappy code hehe.[/b]
|how do you not have warranty with 28k miles[/b]|
Advice from Honda guy: $2,000 for a new motor
Advice from well rounded and educated tC owners on YSTC: Priceless.