How to replace catalytic converter

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Mechanic said we need a new catalytic converter.
How do I replace it? Where is it? Pictures?
Can I buy any catalytic converter or do I need to buy oem?


04 aveo
40000 miles
melted catalytic converter
After some research I understand I will need to find out why it melted in the first place. I am looking into this but needed help with the catalytic converter too.
Thanks guys.
 

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1. Do you have a check engine light on and if so what are the codes.
2. The converter is part of the exhaust system.
3. Do you have a jack and jack stands to support the vehicle. Do you have a complete set of tools and if needed cutting or welding equipment. The converter attachment bolts after all these years maybe frozen and difficult to remove.
this link shows you what the converter looks like
http://www.autozone.com/emission-co...KeyWord=catalytic+converter&fromString=search
 

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no codes yet. Still at the shop. guy just said it was melted.
DAVICO MANUFACTURING $160 Direct-Fit


EASTERN CATALYTIC $200 Direct-Fit

BOSAL $230 Direct-Fit

WALKER Part $230 Direct-Fit

Magnaflow $320 Direct-Fit

What are the top three?
 

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only brands I'm familiar with are Walker and Magnaflow, for your purpose I would go with the Walker
 

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did you read my first post #3?
3. Do you have a jack and jack stands to support the vehicle. Do you have a complete set of tools and if needed cutting or welding equipment. The converter attachment bolts after all these years maybe frozen and difficult to remove.
 
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