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Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter

Part No. 54582 Warranty Details  

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Walker® an industry leader for import and domestic applications, offers Walker® Ultra® Direct Fit Catalytic Converters designed for OBDII (1996 and newer) vehicles. They are engineered for specific vehicle emissions requirements, and feature a high load of precious metals, optimal substrate content, and a high technology washcoat to provide premium performance, and durability to comply with EPA emissions requirements.

Product Features:
  • Designed for use on OBDII (1996 and newer) vehicles
  • Flange to flange, direct fit design bolts to existing exhaust
  • High precious metal load and high technology washcoat for premium performance
  • Stainless steel body with aluminized pipe and heat shields for durability
  • Thick OE-style flanges, hangers and brackets for enhanced strength
  • OE-style routing and hanger position for easy installation
  • 25,000-mi catalytic performance & 5-year/50,000-mi structural integrity warranty
  • Meets EPA emissions requirements
  • Not legal for sale in California
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Body Length:9.000 in
Body Shape:Round
Body Width:4.125 in
Case Material:Stainless Steel
Height:4.125 in
Inlet Attachment Type:4 Bolt Welded Flange
Inlet Quantity:1
Outlet Quantity:1
Overall Length:40.125 in
Substrate Material:Ceramic

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WalkerEPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (8)
  • Everyday driving (5)
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    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Replacement

Soon after my Malfunction Indicating Lamp (MIL) came on I began looking into the cause, dreading the possibility of once again replacing the Catalytic Converter as these can be fairly expensive and put...Read complete review

Soon after my Malfunction Indicating Lamp (MIL) came on I began looking into the cause, dreading the possibility of once again replacing the Catalytic Converter as these can be fairly expensive and put a vehicle out of commission for a day or more. I began shopping for a replacement converter and place to install it only to confirm my fears; this would be expensive. I found the Walker Catalytic Converter that came as a complete unit and did not require any welding and was much more cost effective and has proven itself to be a trustworhty brand for OEM parts. When I compared it to the assembly that was already on the car, it matched up perfectly. This product was easy to install and saved me a lot of time and money and still performs to my expectations. IMPORTANT INFO YOU WILL NEED A NEW GASKET AND EXHAUST PIPE CONNECTOR WHEN YOU USE THIS OR A SIMILAR PRODUCT.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent priced complete replacement

Pros: A complete replacement, bolted up fairly easy, and shut off my check engine light. Cons: The hangers were kind of a pain to match up with the rubber mount and it's...Read complete review

Pros: A complete replacement, bolted up fairly easy, and shut off my check engine light. Cons: The hangers were kind of a pain to match up with the rubber mount and it's louder than stock.

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5.0

Fits well

By 

from Albany, NY

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Replacent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

    Fit like stock. Will need a manifold to converter pipe gasket and a clamp at the midpipe connection. Due to rust we had to cut the rear pipe after the old cat pipe connection and use a sleeve to connect the pipes. Fit well and seems like a well made part. Time will tell. The price was ok.

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    4.0

    Excellent Replacement

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, DIY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • No Welding Needed

    Cons

    • No Increase In Performance
    • Requires Extra Parts

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

    Soon after my Malfunction Indicating Lamp (MIL) came on I began looking into the cause, dreading the possibility of once again replacing the Catalytic Converter as these can be fairly expensive and put a vehicle out of commission for a day or more. I began shopping for a replacement converter and place to install it only to confirm my fears; this would be expensive. I found the Walker Catalytic Converter that came as a complete unit and did not require any welding and was much more cost effective and has proven itself to be a trustworhty brand for OEM parts. When I compared it to the assembly that was already on the car, it matched up perfectly. This product was easy to install and saved me a lot of time and money and still performs to my expectations. IMPORTANT INFO YOU WILL NEED A NEW GASKET AND EXHAUST PIPE CONNECTOR WHEN YOU USE THIS OR A SIMILAR PRODUCT.

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    4.0

    Good "value" alternative

    By 

    from Rochester, MN

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Smaller than stock

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

    I had a break in the flex pipe on my Jetta's cat assembly, and for this price it seemed prudent to just replace the entire assembly. Installation could not have been more straight-forward.

    The main con I have with the part is that (at least superficially) the cat is a good amount smaller than the stock part. My guess is it will work fine within the 5 year/50,000 warranty period, but I doubt it will last as long as the standard VW part. For the price difference? I'm ok with that - time will tell!

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    5.0

    Very good fit 2003 VW Beetle.

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    By 

    from Walker, LA.

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, I do some repair work

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

      Good product and fit, excellent price, free shipping and bought on line.

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      5.0

      good product

      By 

      from La Grange Park, il

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

        car had check engine light and we pulled the diagnostic codes indicating PO420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) I was able to confirm the catalytic converter was in fact the problem by removing it before ordering a replacement. This item was a straight direct fit and i was able to get it for a really good price online including free shipping to my home within a few days. good product after installation and test driving the car for a couple days check engine light is now gone and there is a difference in performance since the bad catalytic converter was restricting back flow pressure.

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        5.0

        Quality product that fits perfectly!

        By 

        from Broken Arrow, OK.

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Perfect Fit

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

        Because it is O.E. style and fit, it was not a difficult install. It took me less than 2 hours to replace. Make sure you buy the metal gasket at the exhaust manifold and the clamp that joins the end of the new pipe and existing pipe (the original clamp was too rusted to salvage). I also didn't notice any sound difference in the exhaust system after completion. Very satisfied!! 5 year warranty too!!

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        5.0

        "Great fit for 03 Jetta"

        By 

        from Washington DC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fit perfectly

        Cons

        • Haven't found any yet

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

        I used this Catalytic converter to replace my existing stock converter. I finally broke down and replaced it to get through emissions (check engine light). Drove a 100 miles or so and the engine light went off after three years of seeing it. Removing the old equipment took forever but installing the new equipment was a snap! The hangers lined up perfectly but where difficult as usual! As others stated, the pipe was the same diameter as the rear pipes so I needed an adapter and exhaust clamps. (good luck finding the adapters) Gas is a huge improvement now that the computer isn't dumping fuel to compensate for the check engine light. Great product [...] Don't forget to replace the exhaust gasket while you are under there!

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        • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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        5.0

        Good quality part and it fit

        By 

        from San Antonio Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

          This replacement part fit and now my check engine light is off

          • Car & Truck:
          • Casual Driver

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          3.0

          Decent priced complete replacement

          By 

          from La Crosse, WI

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Complete unit

          Cons

          • Louder than stock

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

          Pros: A complete replacement, bolted up fairly easy, and shut off my check engine light. Cons: The hangers were kind of a pain to match up with the rubber mount and it's louder than stock.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Um, it's GREAT !

          By 

          from Dallas, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Walker EPA Ultra Direct Fit Converter:

          Um, I guess this is a great product. As far as I know, it installed without problems. My car seems to be driving well ... the check engine light is off. But ... the price was THE BEST I found, crazy mechanic quoted me $800 for the same part, and ordering on-line was super simple [...]. VERY PLEASED I AM !

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          • Q:

            Will it fit a 2005 VW Jetta GLI. 2.0L?
            Asked on 2/27/2014 by Jettaowner from Ellsworth, ME

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jettaowner, happy to assist you! No, Walker Catalytic Converter - Ultra Direct Fit does not fit your 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. We have an alternate part - Bosal Exhaust Products, part #096-2831 which is an excat fit for your 2005 Volkswagen Jetta vehicle.

              Answered on 3/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            What is the warranty on this product?
            Asked on 1/16/2014 by Chad

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Chad, great question! This catalytic converter comes with five year replacement if defective as warranty.

              Answered on 1/17/2014 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            What is the warranty on this product?
            Asked on 1/15/2014 by Chad

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Chad! This Walker catalytic converter carries 5 year replacement warranty due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation, within the warranty period stated on your original sales receipt. Simply return the part along with your original sales receipt to any Advance Auto Parts store.

              Answered on 1/17/2014 by Max from AAP
          • Q:

            Will this cat(part no. 54582) fit a 2004 VW Jetta GLS, 2.0 engine with engine code BEV? When I look up the part for a 2004 Jetta 2.0 it returns this part. But the caption below the part when I put it in my cart says it is a direct fit for a 2005 jetta. I just want to be sure it will fit my engine with the code of BEV. Thanks in "advance" no pun intended.
            Asked on 12/27/2012 by Hank from McCalla AL

            1 answer

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              A:

              The Walker Catalytic Converter - ULTRA Direct Fit (Part No. 54582) does not fit 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L. The exact fit catalytic converter for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 12/27/2012 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 2003 VW Beetle gs 2.0 and notice that one of my o2 sensors (down stream) is just after the actual Catalytic Converter and before the clamp where the resonator connects and assume the (upstream) o2 sensor is further up. DOES THIS PART HAVE THE SPOTS FOR THE O2 SENSORS.
            Asked on 9/23/2012 by Rob from Red Lion, Pa.

            1 answer

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              A:

              This part Walker Catalytic Converter - ULTRA Direct Fit, Part No. 54582 is an Exact fit for your 2003 Volkswagen Beetle gs 2.0L. This part has post catalyst (ie; downstream: after catalytic converter) oxygen sensor port.
              For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 9/24/2012 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 2003 VW Beetle gs 2.0 and notice that one of my o2 sensors (down stream) is just after the actual Catalytic Converter and before the clamp where the resonator connects and assume the (upstream) o2 sensor is further up. DOES THIS PART HAVE THE SPOTS FOR THE O2 SENSORS.
            Asked on 9/20/2012 by Rob from Red Lion, Pa.

            1 answer

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              A:

              This part Walker Catalytic Converter - ULTRA Direct Fit, Part No. 54582 is an Exact fit for your 2003 Volkswagen Beetle gs 2.0L. This part has post catalyst oxygen sensor port.
              For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 9/21/2012 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            Does this converter fit the 2004 Jetta GL 2.0L BBW engine?
            Asked on 12/24/2011 by steveB from Montpelier, VT

            2 answers

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              A:

              Yes, this Walker Catalytic Converter - ULTRA Direct Fit manufactured by Walker fits your 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS.

              Answered on 12/25/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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              A:

              The Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter from Walker does not fit your 2004 Jetta GL 2.0L BBW engine.

              Answered on 12/25/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 03 Beetle 2.0L AVH - does this Cat have positions for two O2 sensors?
            Asked on 12/15/2011 by Gentleman-Pirate from Jacksonville, FL

            1 answer

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              A:

              Walker catalytic converters feature OE style design and fit, thicker OE-quality flanges, oxygen sensor fittings, heat-shielded pipe, and structural brace for enhanced strength and durability.

              Answered on 12/15/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
          • Q:

            Does this catalytic converter include the preresonator gasket?
            Asked on 4/7/2011 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              No, it does not include the gasket with the catalytic converter.

              Answered on 4/8/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
          • Q:

            how many 02sensors does it carry
            Asked on 1/5/2011 by neilro2 from indian trail nc

            1 answer

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              A:

              In order for us to further assist you would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

              Answered on 1/5/2011 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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