Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northern NJ
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: Impreza Ltd
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Silke, as I have stated in other threads, most don't want to hear it, but unless you have leaks, before the converter, or can prove an oxygen sensor is defective by plotting it's slow/low response, The cat is usually the real fix. Other repairs usually mask it for a while, but replacement is the long term fix.
I have seen this on many vehicles, not only Subaru's. The last guy I gave that information to came back to my house a few months later with an " EASTERN CATALYTIC CONVERTER" for his 99 Forester. That same dual cat fits 99-05 non turbo models. His brother in a parts supply house got it for him. He knew I loved working on Subaru's, and wouldn't do a bad replacement or hit him up for unnecessary parts. A few gaskets AND bolts and he was ready. He already tried the O2 sensors a few month earlier so they weren't too bad to remove and transfer over. His CEL is now gone.
They do list the 98 in their catalog, but it's not the same as the 99. Hopefully Greg still can get a jobber's price on parts.
98S, 2014 Impreza 5 dr Ltd (9 Subaru's since 1978, 7 were 5 sp) ILuvSubaru's
Last edited by ferret; 09-27-2008 at 10:00 AM.