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Old 02-11-2007, 10:49 PM
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Cool catalytic converter plugged

2003 F-150 V-6 4.2 with 48000 miles. Truck is sluggish took to dealer and told converter is plugged. Said truck is still under warranty but will cost 1600 to replace the converter. Should Ford cover this problem? If not what exhaust system do you recommend?
 
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:21 AM
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If the truck is still under warranty, it should cost nothing to replace the converter. Even if the truck is out of warranty for everything else, the emissions systems (converter)are warrantied for a lot longer time. Look in your owner's manual, and see what the time/mileage is on converter replacement.
 
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If ya don't have ta worry about meeting an emissions test than take it out and replace with pipe.
I punch a hole though mine in Texas with a rock bar. It ran cooler and had way more punch. And is still there if they want a look. Don't need it up here so she will get duel exhaust this summer with good flowing mufflers
 

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Old 02-12-2007, 08:55 AM
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As Thomas mentioned, Federal law mandates coverage for such emissions control devices.
According to what I have read (warranty info), your catalytic converter should be "replaced by Ford free of charge".

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Old 02-12-2007, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for info. I went to the link that BrianA left in his reply and it states that the exhaust system including the catalytic converter is not covered even under the PremiumCare package. This truck is actually my neighbors and I am just trying to help him out. I will ask him if he has the owners manual and go from there. Thanks again for helping!
 
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:25 PM
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Important: The check to be sure on this:
The catalytic converter is an EMISSION CONTROL device and is covered under a Federal requirement for warranty coverage.
Check the warranty info in the Owner's Manual.

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It is not my link.
And the reason the Cat Converter is not covered under the Premium Care package is because it is an emissions control device covered under the OEM warranty.

edit: Copied from a Google search:
"The federal government requires two other warranties. The Exhaust Emission Warranty covers corrosion-related parts for 2 years/24,000 miles, plus 8 years/80,000 miles on the catalytic converter and any on-board diagnostic device. The Passenger Restraint Warranty covers seat belts and airbags for 5 years/50,000 miles."
 

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SEND ME THE VIN NUMBER, I'll run it on oasis and see if it should be covered.

I agree with Brian, it should be covered under the emission warranty.

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