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Old 12-03-2010, 05:49 AM
atzertj atzertj is offline
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Default 97 Ranger 2.3L

Just found out I need to replace entire exhaust from engine back. Catalytic converter completly blocked. Looking at $1,300 from a local shop. Sound excessive? Any advice on lowering the costs?
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:55 AM
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thats does seem really hi, i would shop around to a few other shops for some better prices.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: 97 Ranger 2.3L

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Just found out I need to replace entire exhaust from engine back. Catalytic converter completly blocked. Looking at $1,300 from a local shop. Sound excessive? Any advice on lowering the costs?
you can buy everything at advanced auto for about $370..........pay one of the shops to take your cat off and then install the system yourself........piece o cake
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: 97 Ranger 2.3L

i work at an exhaust shop and cost on the parts is about 175 bucks my cost.... we get about 575 for that job so thats crazy mark up
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:55 PM
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$1300? That sounds like a MIDAS price.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: 97 Ranger 2.3L

Take a look at this, It isnt hard doing it yourself
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/95-97...item2c573831b4
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:32 AM
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I suggest doing it yourself. buy a can of pb blaster, the replacement kit, and spray all the nuts and bolts that are gonna need removed. Then go have a beer, or something so the stuff can do its magic. Then hook up the air compressor and impact and remove the bolts and nuts, and take it out in sections starting at the back working forward, and to install do it in reverse. Might take a few hours and some grunting, but it will also save you a ton of money, and who doesn't like doing that.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: 97 Ranger 2.3L

That seems very high. i agree with everyone else bout doing it yourself
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:18 AM
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I think the OP was a 5 post Troll.........
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