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    2005 Ody Catalytic converter failure

    2005 Ody – 140,000 kms, Canada

    Check Engine Light came on. Dealer says need to replace catalytic converter. Out of Warranty at 130,000 kms. Dealer says $2000.00 to replace. Called Honda Corporate they reduced to $750.00 plus tax.

    Aftermarket non-Honda $550.00 total.

    Anyone else have problem with 2005 Ody with Check Engine Light and need to replace catalytic converter?

    From the posts here and elsewhere it appears older model Honda Odys have failure of catalytic converter just past Warranty Mileage.
    Last edited by hondavan; 12-13-2008 at 10:22 AM.

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    There are three cc's which one failed? As somebody once pined here, they don't fail, they are murdered.

    Please post code(s) the dealer found. I am gusiing but I think it might be mis-diagnosed. If it is a code P17XX (I forget exactly which numbers for the exes) then it is not the cc that failed.
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    Code po420

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    Dealer report states,

    "code po420 for bank 1 catalyst efficiency below threshold requires (wu-twc) bank 1 catalyst"

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    Given a choice of paying $750 for the OEM CC v/s $550 for aftermarket, I'd pay the $750 any day of the week.
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    Re: Code po420

    Originally posted by hondavan
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    Dealer report states,

    "code po420 for bank 1 catalyst efficiency below threshold requires (wu-twc) bank 1 catalyst"
    Has the van ever flooded with gas? Check engine light for O2 sensor?
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    I assume from their price, they are planning to replace converters 1 and 2? (bank 1 and 2). Like said, on 2005+ there is a cat bolted to each exhaust manifold outlet at ~$325 each. Numbers 7 & 8 here:

    http://www.slhondaparts.com/images/PCI/14SHJ5/024/1.jpg

    and one downstream catalytic converter upstream of the tractor-trailer sized muffler and resonator here at ~$267, #1 here:

    http://www.slhondaparts.com/images/PCI/14SHJ5/004/4.jpg

    I sure as heck would not pay $750 if it's just for cat 1 (bank 1). Catalyst inefficiency codes are a tough beast. It's all about what that cat's downstream O2 sensor is picking up. You see more and more of these close coupled cats throwing inefficiency codes now. IMO, they run too hot, melt slightly through the substrate, causing channeling through the media. Result is these codes.

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    This is sad. I second guessed everybody on "post" cat sensors. I found 4 sensors (barely) and found none behind the cat. The only Cat I found was the one under the car. I replaced it with OEM, reset the code and 30 miles later the light came on again.
    I missed this thread stating there are 3 cats. Is it possible to change the post-manifold cats without the appendages of a 3 yr old girl? It appears that the radiator needs to be removed for the front and I have no idea how to reach the rear bank.
    I would love to see reference pictures or a how-to link. I have a month to figure this out before emissions test and find it really hard to part with $800.00 for local shop to repair.

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    If you do your research, you will find zillion of posts about P0420 codes. Some will even give you a real working solution albeit not a kosher one.

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    Did you clear the code and see if it comes back?

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    I reset the code after "Non-fouling" the problem. Now I wait.
    Thanks.

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    You will wait and wait and wait and wait ... :-)

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    Yes, I'm going on two solid months now with the non-fouler and the code has not come back. I passed this tip onto a friend of mine, he did the same to his Outback wagon and it worked for him as well!
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    Wow Im guessing that lots of stuff on Canada is expensive? Ours failed around 115k miles, I believe, and it was around 400-500 to replace it. I'm not sure which one they've replaced though. But the code was p0420.

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    P420

    I tried the nonfouler tip and it worked for 300+ miles before the light came back on. I reset again and it came back after 130 miles.
    At 90K replaced condensor puncture, $800.00.
    At 108K I did the timing belt, tensioner water pump and two tires, $1000.
    At 110k I had to have the valves adusted due to noise valve train, $450.
    At 122k, I can't spend $800 on a "maybe" from the dealership and local mechanic. Who's to say after dumping that cash, my transmission won't be next? I paid the van off 1 month before the 108k preventitive maint.
    I love the van and it still looks like new but I am starting to second guess holding onto these past 100k. When repairs averaged 200-300 per minor issue in the 80's it made sense. Now, with an average $500 per month donation to the dealership since paying the van off, I can't afford it.

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    Which nonfouler did you use? If store bought, single or double?

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