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post #1 of 2 Old 12-29-2016, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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CEL, P0420 code (cat converter) and Resonator

I got a CEL this morning, ran the codes and got a P0420 which from what I've read means I'm probably going to need new catalytic converters or possibly O2 sensors. I have 76,6XX miles on it and read about the 8 year/80k mile EPA exhaust warranty so I'm hoping whatever it is will be covered.

So...my question is related to the resonator. I bashed mine pretty good on a rock and it's dented/scratched. This happened a while back and never threw any codes or issues so I figured it was ok and from what I understand it's just a sound dampener. Is it possible that the resonator is the cause of the CEL and code? Anyone ever had that issue?

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As long as it isn't smashed enought to cause restriction to exhaust flow, it likely isn't causing your issue.

If the catalytic converter itself takes a hard knock it can damage the internal structure.
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