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2004 Corolla P0420 Code
I used Walker direct fit exhaust parts to replace the cat. converter. They have a five year, 50K mile warranty. You can buy them at local parts store or online for about $300-400. Don't go cheap with the generic converters for under $100. You'll regret it.
When you say 'front and back washers' did you mean front and back oxygen sensors? Those sensors are recommended to be replaces after 100,000 miles and are often replaced at the same time as the cat. converter. They are available at most auto stores and cost $75-100 each for direct fit replacements.