[quote="stevew84"]The know the old saying "you pay for what you get", well this is no different. When you get an aftermarket cat. Converter the quality is not the same as the dealer cat. Converter. This is why there is such a big price difference. Any shop can install an OE cat. Converter from the dealer. You don't have the reprogram anything when you get a cat converter replaced unless there is Technicial Service Bulletin on it. Any reputable shop can find that out by looking it up in their service information. Idle Air COntrol valves go bad on Nissans all the time. The reason they have to relearned it was because the idle air had to be recalculated. A good shop with a good scanner could have done that. Same thing when replaceing the MAF(Mass Air Flow) Sensor. HTH.[/Quote
Thank you guys. I just want to pass the emission next month and keep the car for a year or two till the other car of mine will be paid off, then get another less problematic car. I maintain my car, change oil, tune up and rotate and aligned the car in time schedule. I bought this car brand new and the first check engine I had was when my car reach 2k miles and Midcity nissan in Chicago reprogram the ecu to erase it, from there I always get check engine twice a year. Yes I agree that the quality is good if you brought the parts from the dealer but they won't give you good warranty. For example my repalcement ECU that I got from the dealer. They only cover 12,000 miles which is the same or less than the ECU warranty from other source online with less money.
I religiously brought my car to the delear for routine maintenance until I reach 110k when I brought it for change oil and suddenly they told me that they have check and my car need a new front brake, the quote was $500 for change oil and front brakes. Yes they do 21 points check inspection but for $650 dollars for brakes is expensive. I told them to do just the change oil and I brought my car to Menieke for there high end brake for less than the fraction of dealer cost. Some dealer will riff off the innocent customer.
I am just posting it here and asked you guys regarding my cat problem because I have no knowledge about it and wanted to have good advise.
If I will just bring my car now to any shop or autozone and have it delete the code, do think I will pass the emission? My car idle properly or I can't find any problem with it except the annoying "check engine lighth. I never have problem driving it and it really sound very fine.
What do you think?
Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 2:23 PM