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Walker Universal Catalytic Converter

Part No. 93236 Warranty  

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Walker, one of the core brands of Tenneco, builds upon its worldwide OE partnerships and manufacturing facilities to deliver OE look, fit and dependability. Walker's worldwide network of full-service engineering and development centers span five continents and allows Walker to bring new products and the latest technologies to the market faster. With this world-class support, Walker possesses the technical excellence needed to meet today's needs while developing solutions to tomorrow's challenges.

Walker has been a driving force of innovation over the past century. The brand's history of innovative engineering includes such "firsts" as the louvered-tube muffler, stainless steel muffler, aluminized exhaust products, and chambered-tube mufflers. These advantages continue today in virtually every premium Walker exhaust and emission control component. For Walker, innovation drives performance and satisfied customers.
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Body Type:Small Oval
Case Material:Stainless Steel
Inlet Attachment Type:Pipe Connection
Inlet Inside Diameter:2.000 in
Inlet Quantity:1
Outlet Attachment Type:Pipe Connection
Outlet Inside Diameter:2.000 in
Outlet Quantity:1
Overall Length:13.250 in

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WalkerUniversal Catalytic Converter
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement (5)
    • Everyday driving (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (4)

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    3.0

    specify openings. had to exchange items

    By dogtruck driver

    from Concord,NH

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

      I went with Advanced Auto (vs. AutoZone) for the Online order which included $25.credit offer on my over $200. purchase. Lost that when I had to exchange product at store and NO WAY to use my Paypal in store vs.online. Should be able to do exchanges on same creditcard. Followed input info to order online but still got wrong product. Wasted mechanic's time doing exchange. Messed up my day twice. I do have to say the store clerk was very helpful & very fast with multiple crazy customers.

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      4.0

      Which side is the inlet

      By Padrone

      from CT

      About Me Casual Driver

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

          Easy to install once you know the proper direction. If you look into the Cat, you will see 499A on one screen and 499 on the other. 499A is the inlet, but it does not indicate that anywhere. Thanks to an online Customer Service Rep who gave me the answer, I was able to install this properly. It would be much easier if Walker just put an arrow on the sheet metal!!!

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          (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not a piece for a simple repair

          By topgun427

          from winston salem n.c.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • It Is A Lot Cheaper
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

          Thus is a good replacement, but you have to have extensive Experience to fabricate and install this unit... they make a 2nd unit that is cheaper then the OEM,but is a direct fit, i would knowing what i no now go that route.

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          (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          reasonably priced

          By cindy

          from vilas, nc

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Increases Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

            Performance much better

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            (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will buy this when I need it, my error

            By Gary

            from Newington,Ct

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • No comment did not need

            Cons

            • No comment did not need

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

            Service, delivery was wonderful, I found out too late that I did need the flexible coupling instead.I'm returning it to my local store for credit.

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            (16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Cat to use - Considerably less cost

            Pros

            • Cut the old one out
            • Easy To Install
            • Weld the new one in NP

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Check Engine Light Issues
              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

              True it was not an exact fit. However, The muffler shop cut the old one out, made and fitted this new one with whatever bend and cut of pipe to make the new cat fit - without leaking for [$] ...In the Advance Auto Parts network, - at least in the region we are in - the direct fit model was some [$] pricing without installation - and proved to not be in stock anywhere. [$] installed was a good price for me.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Amsoil ASL 530, Amsoil User, Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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              (15 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              check carefully 4 fit before removing

              By Pat

              from Madison, AL

              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Unknown

              Cons

              • Ordering one with flanges
              • Wasn't an exact match

              Best Uses

                Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

                I ordered the one w/o flanges for my daughters 2003 Ford Focus LX SOHC 2.0L that requires welding. I figured I could save $120 by welding it myself with my mig welder. It's not an exact fit though. On this product the in port and out port are 180 degree out, like a regular muffler. The OEM product on the out board side is actually at a 45 degree angle. I could have still used it, but it required some jimmy rigging and will hang a little lower under the car. So check the fit before going through all the trouble to remove. I'm going to just spend the extra $120 to get with flanges for an exact fit.

                • Car & Truck:
                • Mechanic

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                (17 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good converter, works as it should

                By LRaskin

                from Boston, MA

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

                      This converter was welded for me at a local [...] for $80. No problem at all. Worked the first minute, whereas the Eastern catalytic piece that I had install 1 year ago -- never worked at all (the engine light has been on the entire year). Very pleased.

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                      (14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good replacement

                      By jartell

                      from Tuscaloosa, AL

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about Walker Universal Catalytic Converter:

                        I just wanted to replace the catalytic converter in my Saturn SC2 99 and this was the cheapest choice. It was easy to install and the car has recovered a nice roaring sound and it seems to have improved its power. Good buy. I recommended.

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                        • Auto Enthusiast

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                        • Q:

                          CAN GIVE ME LIST OF HOW MANY OTHER MAKE AND MODELS DOES THIS PART FIT IN TO.
                          Asked on 6/23/2014 by LUCKY from PLANT CITY, FL

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi LUCKY, glad to assist you! This will fit numerous models of Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daewoo, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Geo, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Datsun, Saturn, Suzuki and Toyota. To check compatibility, please provide your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size so I can assist you further.

                            Answered on 6/25/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will this pass ny inspection?
                          Asked on 4/17/2014 by jerm

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Jerm, I’m happy to help! Yes, this is a legal catalytic converter in 49 states. It is not legal to use in California.

                            Answered on 4/18/2014 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this work with a 2003 Mazda Protege LX and allowed for emission tests in NY?
                          Asked on 12/24/2013 by Niall

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Niall, glad to assist you! This part is an exact fit for your vehicle but it is not legal for California emission vehicles licensed in New York state.

                            Answered on 12/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          If this is an exact fit for my 2002 Saturn SL; will I have do do any cutting or welding?
                          Asked on 3/6/2013 by Cheryl

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The Walker Universal Catalytic Converter (Part No. 93236) is an exact fit for your 2002 Saturn SL Series. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 3/6/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          This product is listed as an exact fit for my 2003 Ford Windstar van; however, the actual part is a "y" pipe with two banks. If one of the two banks are bad, can I replace it with this part? Or, if both banks are bad, can I replace each of them with one of these? This option is still quite a bit cheaper than purchasing a "y" connector with two banks for a vehicle with 270K miles. Any advice other than those options would be greatly appreciated!
                          Asked on 11/17/2012 by Danny from Suffolk, VA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, you can replace the existing y type stock catalytic converter with one or two of the Walker Universal Catalytic Converter - Part No. 93236. This part is an exact replacement for your 2003 Ford Windstar with a 3.0/3.8L 6 Cylinder. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 11/19/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will this cat fit like my old cat?
                          Asked on 10/28/2012 by chuck from wi

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Modifications to the exhaust system including fabrication or welding may be required to install the Walker Universal Catalytic Converter (Part No. 93236). It is engineered with a precise precious metal loading for OBD II vehicles. It provide superior reduction in tailpipe emissions and greater oxygen storage capacity to keep the check engine light off. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 10/29/2012 by Rick from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Hello,will this converter fit my 2001 Nissan Sentra. The mechanic told me that the front one has to be replaced and because of that I may not be able to go for universal/cheaper ones. He says I need to get from dealer.
                          Asked on 7/6/2012 by Abba from Tampa

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The Walker Universal Catalytic Converter (Part No. 93236) is not the correct part for your 2001 Nissan Sentra. Instead please check this Walker Manifold Converter - ULTRA (Part No. 16332) which would be the ideal part for your vehicle. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 7/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will be used on 1999 toyota sienna. will original exhaust need any cutting for removal of old cat? will new cat bolt up or need welding? will any other parts be required to complete new cat fit to vehicle? {thanks}
                          Asked on 3/14/2012 by Anonymous from n.j.

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, this Walker Universal Catalytic Converter (Part No. 93236) is designed to fit most vehicles, but is not an exact fit for your 1999 Toyota Sienna. This is a universal, one size fits most part. Some modifications may be required for proper installation.

                            Answered on 3/14/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I need a catalytic converter for my 1996 chevy tahoe 4-wheel drive, Lt, 5.7L 350ci V8 because I am seeing a check engine lite along with diagnostics of P0430 and P1406. Any suggestions on price for parts, labor, and time. I also note that repair shops like to add something called shop supplies which they already have and I feel is a unecessary charge which pads the bill.
                          Asked on 1/26/2012 by Bill from Fairfax, Virginia

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, this Walker Universal Catalytic Converter (Part No. 93236) fits your 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe. The code P0430 means the converter on bank 2 is probably bad and the code P1406 means the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR problem. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 1/27/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          The cat on my 98 nissan is a one piece assembly. The pipe right after the cat rusted off. Can I replace it with this cat and just add the rest of the piping to the rear of the car
                          Asked on 11/16/2011 by Marvin from Saylorsburg, PA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes, you can replace with this catalytic converter for your vehicle. However, this product is universal and not a direct fit some modifications may be required for proper installation.

                            Answered on 11/17/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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