I recently bought this 2004 Forenza from my neighbor. I was throwing a code. He said he had it check and it needed a converter. I never actually had the code checked myself to make sure. "I know, not very smart." But I replaced the converter and disconnected the battery to reset the code. Now the car is running like crap. Sputtering at idle. Pull on the throttle a little and it fluctuates. I'm wondering if the computer needs to reset the air/fuel trim or something. Also, trying to figure out how I"m going to get this thing through its drive cycles. I drove it around the block. It was ok at first and about 1 mile in it started running rough. Also, engine light is flashing now. I'm worried about driving it to much like this. Not sure what to do now. And I totally regret not checking the code myself. Any suggestions where I should be looking?
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 AT 10:28 PM