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Problem with the catalyst dont pass test what can i do o how i can found a universal catalyst

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Heres the problem, these converters are not cheap but if do some research you will see that most aftermarket converter dont last long, maybe a year or two, the next thing is a bad o2 sensor can cause a false converter eff code, have some one test the o2 sensors, a matter of fact if you have close to or over 100,000 miles it would be wise to replace them, theres three or four oxygen sensor or also called air fuel sensors for the front ones, a weak or slow o2 sensor will cause the new converter to go bad. i know its not cheap but something to keep in mind. it would be bad to have a costly converter to fail, anyway what im saying is make sure to get a good converter, we at ours shop learned the hard way, install good aftermarket converter and half of them came back with check engine lights, then we replace them and 6 to 10 months later there back again, this time we went to dealer but we had to pay for that converter which was alomost double the price and were stuck with the aftermarket cats there warranty was out and they wouldnt refund just replace the one that were under warranty and that didnt help as we knew the converter werent strong enough, do your home work on this, must get a nissan or good aftermarket, if you go aftermarket call and ask them about problems with nissan aftermarket converters and what there warranty. we had a few that a company was trying to tell us the car wasnt running good and thats why the converter didnt last, funny thing the nissan only had 40,000 miles and ran like a top and the owner was 76 years old but they tryed not to cover it, good day.

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