I received a code (E36) for failed catalytic converter. I took it to my dealer who replaced it at substantial cost. About three days later the code came back and I found out that I have two converters (one for cylinders 1-3 and one for 4-6) and the other one is failed.
My question: Should my dealer have known that the other one was failing or had already failed and would the labor portion now be duplicated to replace the this one? I paid $2200 for the first replacement.
Thanks for any insights.
I originally posted this on the E30 site mistakenly in case you already responded.
^^ That;s what the dealer does. I don't know why they do it, but it is absoluetely unnecessary. They gave me the same quote about a year ago. I am still rockin' the check engine light to this day. I don't think the car has two catalytic conevrters, but I may be wrong If there are two, I htink they should have known.
I just had my cat converter replaced on me e36 two days ago..I paid 450.00 to replace the entire unit..$2200 sounds crazy but i guess around average for stealership..and btw, there are 2 cnverters on e36
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