Reno. Cat converter - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Forenza & Reno Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2009, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
rustik23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 35
Gallery: 0
rustik23 is on a distinguished road
Default Reno. Cat converter

Engine misifres. Even tho spark plugs, and wires are changed.
Went to mechanic, he says i need to change my Catalytic converter.
Has anyone done it? And how much does it cost?
the code is: 0420 Catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1.


Another small problems:
My seat broke, YEA the seat, Is it difficult to install it??? Like completely to put the brand new one.
And The airbag sign went on. What might cause the problem?
Thank you. Very much.

This is the only site that i find very useful information about suzuki.

Thank x a lot.

Last edited by rustik23; 03-17-2009 at 06:36 PM. Reason: additional info
rustik23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2009, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
Expert
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Affton, MO
Posts: 494
Gallery: 0
lamborgini112 is on a distinguished road
Default

i think your the first bad cat on here thati've read about... however seeing how much space there is next to the CAT and how easy it is to put in a test pipe. If you can fine the replacment cat, unbolt the exhuast heatshield ( a can of WD40 will almost be necessary, then you will see the top bolts for the CAT, undo these. Then go down under the car and you'll be looking at the bottom of the CAT and undo the bolts. I had to hit mine out with a love tap from a hammer but after than wedge the new one in, bolt it back up and then get someone to erase the code from your ECM. Easy peezy lemon squeezy,

As for the Seat, if you have a new one, slide the old one all the way forward and undo the rear bolts (one on each corner, then slide it all the way back and undo the front two bolts. the seat will want to fall backwards, let it. Then undo the Two wires (one for the seat belt and the other for the airbag) now you can remove the seat. From here i put a carbon seat in but i imagine the principle is the same. Looking at the bottom of the seat you should be able to transfer the seat rails over to the new seat with the OEM hardware. Then reverse the process for reinstallation. (My friend says you should disconnect the battery to prevent the air bag going off but i never have any problems.

As for the air bag light coming on, that's a problem that plagues these cars. I usually squirt some electrical connector cleaner from Walmart in to the plugs before reconnecting them and i rarely have issue.

Hope that helps.
lamborgini112 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
rustik23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 35
Gallery: 0
rustik23 is on a distinguished road
Default

So i went to a delaer and he says cat coverter costs 1250. 1250?????

THen i called to suzuki they say if you live in NJ ur warranty on emission till 80000 or 5 years. IF you live in NY the warranty is 50000 miles or 3 years. Since my car is registered in NJ it should nt be a problem. Well see hwo it goes when i go to the delaer next week.
rustik23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,805
Gallery: 0
kinkyllama is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Yeah the CAT really is that much....sooo stupid. I have an extra performance HI-flow CAT that is supposed to still pass emissions that I would sell for $150 shipped.
kinkyllama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2009, 11:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Expert
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Affton, MO
Posts: 494
Gallery: 0
lamborgini112 is on a distinguished road
Default

try Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market too maybe you can get a lightly used one for a decent price. I didn't take the time to look.
lamborgini112 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 12:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran
 
exist3nce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,360
Gallery: 9
exist3nce is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I also haven't heard of the cat going bad so fast, especially without any major mods. The OEM cats are ridiculously expensive....its like that for most new cars. I kind of doubt you will find a used cat on car-part.com or at any other wreckers (there is a reason they don't sell used cats, but I can't seem to remember it right now lol).
__________________
2004 Optra/Forenza/Lacetti - 225whp - Haltech Sprint500 - CT12B - Professional P&P - Getrag F28 6spd - KW V3 Coilovers - FX35 Retrofit
2002 IS300 5MT - 615whp - AEM EMS - GT4088R - Built 9.5CR - R154 - TRD LSD - SupraTT T/B - Varex - LS430 Retrofit
exist3nce is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 3,098
Gallery: 11
7-even is on a distinguished road
Default

i might be wrong but i believe the cat should be covered by warenty. i think suzuki extended the exhaust warenty but i might be wrong. its also legal to change the cat to an aftermarket equivelent as long as the original cat has gone bad, i think this is true for all 50 states. just get youself a good aftermarket cat. any shop can replace it and it should only cost,for a good one, a couple of hundred dollars.
7-even is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 3,098
Gallery: 11
7-even is on a distinguished road
Default

oh yeah i exist3nce is right i dont think they will sell you a used one but you might get lucky.
7-even is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 09:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
rustik23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 35
Gallery: 0
rustik23 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yea i was told that used cats are illegal to sell. anyways hope it will be covered under warranty.

7even this question since you live in NY, does your radio have good reception on 87.7 FM???

Cause mine always with some statics. I was wondering is it my radio or antenna, or most renos are like this???

Thanx
rustik23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior
 
zstalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: American Fork, UT
Posts: 235
Gallery: 0
zstalker is on a distinguished road
Default

Catalytic converter failure in the Forenza/Reno isn't exactly common, but does happen from time to time. Check with your dealership to see if it's still covered by the Federal Emissions warranty.
Something to think about, however: Fix the misfire before the new cat is installed. The misfiring is most likely what killed the cat in the first place, and if you just put in a new one, it'll be killed too.
Common things that cause the Forenza/Reno to misfire: Ignition coil failure, fuel injectors dirty, sometimes spark plugs failing will cause a misfire. There are others, but those are the big ones that come to mind.
For the ignition coil, there isn't a whole lot of diagnosis you can do other than swapping on a known good one. For the fuel injectors you can pull the fuel rail off the motor and clean the tips of them with throttle body cleaner spray. That can make a huge difference.
~Erik~
__________________
Suzuki Gold-level certified technician
dealership lead Suzuki technician
ASE Master Technician
zstalker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Forenza & Reno Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:26 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.