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Old 06 Nov 2014, 04:43 pm
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Been having an intermittent P0420 issue for ages, comes and goes sometimes for days or weeks,, sometimes just a few restarts.

Anyway, I was told its likely not the converter (possible yes) but not likely.

Looking at Rock Auto they have a lot of brands, are these like cam or crank sensors where buying OEM is the only correct option?


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Old 06 Nov 2014, 04:47 pm
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The NTK/NGK are the ones that the factory uses. I would buy those.
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The NTK/NGK are the ones that the factory uses. I would buy those.

OK Great!!! Thanks!
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Old 06 Nov 2014, 05:05 pm
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If you get most any electrical part from a known supplier like Auto-Zone, Chief Auto Parts,Kregon,O- Riely,Rock auto etc., and you give complete vehicle information for someone to look up the correct part. If you follow the service guide as well any instruction that come with the part. If you use the CORRECT tools to install them and not vise grips, crescent wrenches and large hammers.
Most any brand or even the ones that come from the mentioned Auto parts suppliers in plain generic boxes will do just fine.

It is my experience that the end installer professional or DIY causes unexpected results from electrical parts often blames them on the manufacture or the parts manufactured country of origin.
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If you get most any electrical part from a known supplier like Auto-Zone, Chief Auto Parts,Kregon,O- Riely,Rock auto etc., and you give complete vehicle information for someone to look up the correct part. If you follow the service guide as well any instruction that come with the part. If you use the CORRECT tools to install them and not vise grips, crescent wrenches and large hammers.
Most any brand or even the ones that come from the mentioned Auto parts suppliers in plain generic boxes will do just fine.

It is my experience that the end installer professional or DIY causes unexpected results from electrical parts often blames them on the manufacture or the parts manufactured country of origin.
Now wait one dog-gone minute are you saying my Vise Grips are not the approved tool??? well Ill have you knwo that are from snap-on and do a great job sure they kind of crush the sensor and they leave big ugly marks and they dont get it real tight unless isue a BIG HAMMER but i cant belive you would say it has anything to do with the way I put them in with my Vise Grips Im so offended we all know that it was a BAD sensor from a BAD parts place they probaly kept the new one and sold me a defective one that was already used
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OMG that was 2 funny...




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There you go you are learning for some of the best only issue is the HAMMER is not quite big enough to get it REALLLLLLY tight
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Old 07 Nov 2014, 04:27 pm
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You guys are silly sometimes LOL

My guy always uses things like this as an excuse to buy the proper wrenches or sockets when its something he doesn't already have. He does not know I am on to him,, but hey,, I spend the repair savings anyway

Only reason I asked is because I had issues with a napa cam sensor. Ended up buying an oem which did fix the problem.

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well Ill say the reason was not really the NAPA sensor but for some UNEXPLAINED REASON ( Dont read this Nitro) The aftermarket sensors do not do well in the PT some how and we have no idea HOW but it seems the PT knows its not a mopar sensor and says NOPE aint gonna work--Ok im actually being serious we do not know the why and some will say the car can NOT know it is diffrent some will say they are all the exact same all I know (as well as many othets) is that i tryed a NAPA and a Orileys and neither worked verry long went got a MOPAR still working
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good to know as that time is coming... I got my mini vise grips ready.....
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