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Old 09-05-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Hi guys.

I have had many bad experiences with auto mechanics, so I learned how to work on my cars/trucks myself. Recently my Nissan truck was overheating, and I took it to a mechanic who told me I needed to spend $1200 on repairs.

I ended up learning how to do it myself. started with a coolant flush, then radiator cap, thermostat, and lastly I replaced my own radiator.

Standing there, drenched with sweat in the Texas heat, I felt an enormous sense of achievement and also saved myself $1000!


Now I have a new problem... My catalytic converter has been throwing the check engine light on for a while. I can't get past inspections.

I'm reading that most of the time, the obd ii code means a bad rear sensor. I replaced that and it still didn't work. Now I will need to find a mechanic who I can trust, because I need to know if its the other sensor, something in the chain or the actual converter. The converter part shouldn't be too much, but labor is expensive.

I think this job requires a welding torch? if so, i can't do it myself.

I've found good, honest mechanics in Austin. But they get backed up for weeks because of high demand.

Does anyone know a good shop that will take a look and give me a reasonable quote?

Thanks in Advance
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Lambs on 620 near 2222 has done some work for me lately and are honest and reasonable.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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A couple of our neighbors are very happy with the work from these folks, albeit at the Cedar Park location. They seem to be highly regarded by others in the industry as well.

Auto Repair Austin, TX 78748 Brodie Lane | Christian Brothers Automotive
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Lambs on 620 near 2222 has done some work for me lately and are honest and reasonable.
Taking back my recommendation - had an issue with them and believe they were trying to sell me something I didn't need, after taking the car someplace else and having the problem fixed.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Tech 1 on burnet.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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Given the work you've already done, swapping a catted midpipe shouldn't be a difficult task to do using ramps. If you check rockauto, you'll find very reasonable prices for this part - I would expect less than $200. And invest in a can of PB Blaster. Exhaust hardware is always seized up pretty good.

Btw, are out of your 80k mile emissions warranty?
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