Marika Posted July 23, 2005 Report Share Posted July 23, 2005 I've been hearing a noise that a combination of rattling and sounds like a hole in the exhaust system. It also occasionally comes and goes but mostly it comes and stays. The mechanic said the "packing" inside the catalytic converter apparently broke apart or came loose. He says I need a new converter. Cadillac wants $550 for a new converter, the mechanic says he can get me an after market converter for $318, installed. Can I get by with the aftermarket unit? I really can't afford the $550. Not that I can afford the $318 either but I realize it's part of the pollution control system so it has to be replaced. No check engine light has turned on yet. If you really want to make people safe drivers again then simply remove all the safety features from cars. No more seat belts, ABS brakes, traction control, air bags or stability control. No more anything. You'll see how quickly people will slow down and once again learn to drive like "normal" humans. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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