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Old 03-11-2010, 06:42 PM
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Dear all,
I have a few questions that I was hoping everyone could help with.

I purchased a 1998 Altima a few weeks ago and really like my car. It fits my family really well and gets really good gas mileage. Being a family of 5 and being 6'5" makes it hard to find a smaller car that works for me.

Having said that I have a few minor issues I need to resolve.

The biggie is the the fact that I am having trouble with the key. I only got one key from the previous owner. I have had copies made at three different places and the key usually doesn't work correctly. Sometimes I even have trouble with the one key I have. Is there some way to get a new "master" key? Can I take the car to the dealer and with the VIN get a new master made or ordered?

Also I read about the P0420 code. I know that the car has a crack in the exhaust manifold. I am replacing it this weekend. Can the crack cause the code? I have a receipt from the previous owner shower a cat replacement, but not listing which one. Should I be concerned? Should I contact the dealer and see if the recalls were done? Is there even a recall for the 1998 Altima?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:30 PM
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Can I take the car to the dealer and with the VIN get a new master made or ordered?
Yes, the dealer should be able to make a key for you with the VIN.

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Can the crack cause the code?
It's possible.

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Should I contact the dealer and see if the recalls were done? Is there even a recall for the 1998 Altima?
I'm not aware of any cat or exhaust recall for your 98 Altima.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

I will give you an update later.

Can you do the key? I am in the Victorville area, not that far from Van Nuys.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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Unfortunately we can't cut the key, but we certainly help you diagnose the P0420 code for free.
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:23 PM
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My local dealer states that he can't get that key by my VIN number. He recommended a mobile locksmith. Is there maybe another dealer that would have it? Do they assign different numbers to different dealer? Is the locksmith my only hope now?

Luke
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Is nearest locksmith can make a master key for me , please share your thoughts ?
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Yes it can be done with their help, i also got one from locksmith rockville.
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