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  • avatar subearu 02/06/09 7:02 am PST

    The converters should not be going on a 3 or 4 year old car. An O2 sensor maybe. Not to mention, the converter is covered by a different warranty, the emissions warranty.

    You can get the codes that are stored in OBDII read at most AutoZones, or you can buy a code reader for yourself (I have the ScanGuageII). Getting the codes read will tell you what areas are reporting issues. That is the best place to start.

    Once you have the codes, post 'em here and the Answers collective will try to help you out.

    -Brian

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  • subearu 02/06/09 7:02 am PST

    The converters should not be going on a 3 or 4 year old car. An O2 sensor maybe. Not to mention, the converter is covered by a different warranty, the emissions warranty.

    You can get the codes that are stored in OBDII read at most AutoZones, or you can buy a code reader for yourself (I have the ScanGuageII). Getting the codes read will tell you what areas are reporting issues. That is the best place to start.

    Once you have the codes, post 'em here and the Answers collective will try to help you out.

    -Brian

  • arifs 02/06/09 12:44 pm PST

    Thanks Brian,
    Can you please tell me more about Emissions Warranty? Can I still take advatage of it?

    Thanks.
    Arif.

  • subearu 02/06/09 4:48 pm PST

    All new cars have a Federal Emissions Warranty:

    Federal Emissions Warranty
    The Federal Emissions Warranty guidelines are based on federal regulations and apply to vehicles in all 50 states. Vehicles are covered by two types of emissions control system warranty, "Emission Defect Warranty" and "Emissions Performance Warranty".

    Depending on the state you live in, the Performance Warranty is for 3 years/50,000 miles. The Defect Warranty is generally consistent with the manufacturer's bumper-to-bumper warranty with certain parts (catalytic converter and electronic emissions controls (PCM) for up to 8 years/80,000 miles. Please refer to your owner's manual for your exact emissions warranty.

    -Brian


    Source: http://www.mycarstats.com/content/car_w
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