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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!
 

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Re: catalyitic converter (pfeffyxc)

<B>The ETM is now free, submit your invoice to Volvo and get paid back</B><br>You may or may not need a converter or thermostat (personally I would go for the thermostat myself) but you can buy a converter for WAY less, about $400, install is usually about an hour. Don't let this dealer hose you.<br>You may want to brush up on this:<br><A HREF="http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/chat/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=6d3329800f3a47956142de5a349f5577" TARGET="_blank">http://www.matthewsvolvosite.c...f5577</A><br>or this:<br>"Have you previously paid for this repair? <br>If you have already paid to have the Electronic Throttle System repaired or replaced within 10 years and less than 200,000 miles, you may be eligible for a refund. <br>How do you apply for a refund?"<br>· Send your repair order with a copy of this letter (retaining a copy of both for your records) to: <br><B>Volvo Parts & Service Warranty Rebates <br>c/o ACB <br>P.O. Box 343230 <br>Memphis, TN 38184 </B><p>You do not need the letter, all you have to do is mail in your receipt of a paid ETM replacement with your VIN, name and address to the above address and you'll get a check in about 8 weeks or so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: catalyitic converter (JRL)

Thanks for the feedback. I have actually already had the ETM replaced and I talked the volvo dealership locally into doing it for free. I had all the info from vexed and they did if for me.<p>Where can you purchase a cat. for only $400? I have found the non-turbo cat's online for that price but what about for the turbos? Please let me know! I'll start driving it again if that is the case!<p>Thanks,<br>Nathan
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pfeffyxc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the feedback. I have actually already had the ETM replaced and I talked the volvo dealership locally into doing it for free. I had all the info from vexed and they did if for me.<p>Where can you purchase a cat. for only $400? I have found the non-turbo cat's online for that price but what about for the turbos? Please let me know! I'll start driving it again if that is the case!<p>Thanks,<br>Nathan</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nathan,<p>I still have the original exhaust system (with the cat) in my basement. It only has 15,000 miles. I can send it to you for $400 plus shipping. It is in perfect shape.<p>You can have the entire exhaust system or just the cat.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: catalyitic converter (GrecianVolvo)

Thanks for the offer! I am driving the car again now and I'll see what happens. If I need that new cat you'll be the first to know!<p>Thanks,<br>Nathan
 
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