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Old 03-10-2009, 07:02 PM
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Should I sell my 2003 Altima with 61K miles?

Hi,
Searching around this forum, I see the pre-cat failure is covered until 8years/80k. Let's say that the engine gets damaged as a result of pre-cat failures, will the engine replacement be covered too?

I got the ECM, rear suspension and exhaust/pre-cat recall done a few weeks ago. Now, should I just sell the Altima now? I haven't had any problems regarding oil consumption.

2003 Altima 2.5s
61k Miles
2nd Owner

Thanks in advance.

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Heard about some getting the engine replaced for free under the warranty if pre-cat fails and is sucked into the motor.

I am looking for a way around the problem altogether. If anyone can help. I have a 2002 Altima 2.5L. I live in California (tough emission control center), and am trying to find out if there is a way to place a header on the car and place a catalytic converter under the car. Any suggestions?
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Heard about some getting the engine replaced for free under the warranty if pre-cat fails and is sucked into the motor.

I am looking for a way around the problem altogether. If anyone can ehelp. I have a 2002 Altima 2.5L. I live in California (tough emission control center), and am trying to find out if there is a way to place a header on the car and place a catalytic converter under the car. Any suggestions?

I have a thread titled "Precatalytic Disaster" on 3-8-09. I have an 03 altima 2.5 s with 98,000 that I just purchased and I, too, am worried about engine failure. Check the thread because there was some interesting advice although I'm leaning toward replacing the precat just for piece of mind.
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Hi,
Searching around this forum, I see the pre-cat failure is covered until 8years/80k. Let's say that the engine gets damaged as a result of pre-cat failures, will the engine replacement be covered too?

I got the ECM, rear suspension and exhaust/pre-cat recall done a few weeks ago. Now, should I just sell the Altima now? I haven't had any problems regarding oil consumption.

2003 Altima 2.5s
61k Miles
2nd Owner

Thanks in advance.
I have an 03 altima and I was wondering what was done during the exhaust recall repair. Was a shield added to the precat or did you get a new precat? Because if you did get a new precat then I would think your car would be good to go for a lot more miles.
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I have a thread titled "Precatalytic Disaster" on 3-8-09. I have an 03 altima 2.5 s with 98,000 that I just purchased and I, too, am worried about engine failure. Check the thread because there was some interesting advice although I'm leaning toward replacing the precat just for piece of mind.
Thanks I will look into the thread.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:49 PM
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I have an 03 altima and I was wondering what was done during the exhaust recall repair. Was a shield added to the precat or did you get a new precat? Because if you did get a new precat then I would think your car would be good to go for a lot more miles.
They just added a shield I think. It's deceptively listed under the exhaust pipe recall...
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I had oil consumption issues with my 03 and it took a little screaming but the dealer finally put a new 2007 engine in my car and linked it to precat failure under the emmision warranty.
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How did you get new engine? How bad is the oil consumption before they decide to give you a new engine?
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how long is the emission warranty on nissan?? i have a 2004 spec v and purchased it in 2007 im going through hell with the p0420 trouble code and having same issues with getting car covered under precat warranty coverage??
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not sure about the warranty i think if its over 5 years old they dont cover it. my advice buy a header. 250 header is way cheaper than a motor! haha
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I believe it's an 8yr/80,000 federally mandated warranty for emissions that covers the precat failure.
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hey guys i re tighten the intake manifold but it keeps on lowering its rpm to about 200, its code is P0174 systemto lean bank 2.i have already replaced the flow meter, could that be a problem?
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It's probably your EGR valve pintle getting stuck which is caused by precat material falling apart and getting into the pintle sleeve. Replaced my precat (which was jussssst out of warranty and the part is proprietary to Nissan and $$$) and then a few months later the SES light popped back on. Everything is a job to do in this car. Check this out:

http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/200...-location.html

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It's probably your EGR valve pintle getting stuck which is caused by precat material falling apart and getting into the pintle sleeve. Replaced my precat (which was jussssst out of warranty and the part is proprietary to Nissan and $$$) and then a few months later the SES light popped back on. Everything is a job to do in this car. Check this out:

http://www.nissanclub.com/forums/200...-location.html
The 02-06 Altima with the 2.5 don't have an EGR valve.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:53 AM
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Yep...my bad. Didn't check the engine size as I thought I was in SEr forum only.
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