The catalytic converter on my 2001 Toyota Camry needs to be replaced. The mechanic told me that the catalytic converter and exhaust manifold are all one piece and can't be changed out separately on Camrys. Is this true? Or can the catalytic converter actually be replaced independent of the manifold?|||For 2001 Toyota Camry, the catalytic converter and exhaust manifold are all one piece.
That's why they can't be changed separately.|||There's two. First one is connected to the exhaust manifold (on the 4cyl). 2nd one is on the downpipe (or y pipe in a v6). Probably one on each manifold for the v6 but don't know to tell you the truth.
It can be replaced on the manifold but it's VERY tight so you'll have to ask the guy who's welding it if he can do it...unless you live in California then you need a factory part.|||If it's the V-6 it is all one piece, but a good muffler shop should be able to cut out the converter and weld in a replacement. From the factory though, it is one piece.|||Yes just one piece.
And that car is junque.
@ Toyota Obsession, please give me the rest of my thumbs down, PLEASE......