Great information here, glad to join!<p>This past winter the check engine light came on. I took it to an independent mechanic and had the codes checked. I was told I needed a new catalytic converter and thermostat. The repair quote was almost $2000, mostly in parts. I had the timing belt done at the shop at the same time, and had them just turn the service light off since I didn't have the money for the catalytic converter repair.<p>I have since only put 700 miles on the car but the check engine light hasn't returned. <p>Could the catalytic code be connected to the worn timing belt? The car had sat at a frozen winter trailhead for two days and the check engine light came on during the ride home. Perhaps the thermostat was frozen? Perhaps I really need a new catalytic converter? Any ideas?<p>We are trying to decide if we should keep the car or sell it. We've only had it 9 months but have had to rebuild the transmission and replace the ETM, both very costly. It has 106,000 miles on it now and seems to be running great.<p>Thanks for any wisdom you can share!