DIY-able if you have good tools and good skills. Probably 1.5 to 2 hours per side in a shop, the 2WD's aren't terrible but 4WD's are a bit of a pain. Give yourself a day jacked up in a driveway. You can save a lot by going aftermarket with the cats, but don't go bargain basement, I've seen China-cheap ones literally disintegrate in under 10K miles. My go-to is usually AP/Eastern Catalytic, decent price, good quality, and (very importantly) they usually fit right without any screwing around.
Thank you @VStar650CL.
I will always defer to Vstar's judgement in these things, but i understand it is generally only the front cats that need replacing and that trip the code.Pathyj1 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:11 pmThank you @VStar650CL.
I apologize for being high maintenance. Although I’ve done a wide variety of repairs on my multiple cars that are 20+ years old, this is actually my first time running into a catalytic converter issue.
I’m not sure what I have to buy. I’m in California so I know there are specific models for us. But there are some that are for the front vs. the rear, while some have additional tubes attached, and there seem to be gaskets and clamps involved.
Might someone be willing to provide a little more detail about what I need for my California 2001 4wd Pathfinder? And where would be the best websites to buy them?
Thanks for the purchasing tips. Before I pull the trigger on new cats, I could use a little more guidance.