AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Catalytic Converter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
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  3. Disconnect the downstream air injection tube at the converter.
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  5. On the 4-cylinder engine, the front pipe is bolted to the converter at a facing flange. On the 6 and 8-cylinder engines, the front pipe and converter are clamped together at a slip-fit joint. On all engines, the rear joint of the converter is a slip-fit.
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  7. To avoid damaging any components, it will probably be necessary to heat any slip-fit joint with an oxyacetylene torch, until the joint is cherry red. Then, place a block of wood against the converter and drive it off of the pipe.
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CAUTION
When using a torch, make certain that no combustibles or brake or fuel lines are in the immediate area of the torch.

To install:
  1. Position the replacement converter in the system and install the rear clamp. Hand-tighten the nuts.
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  3. On 4-cylinder engines: bolt the flanges together at the front end. Tighten the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. Tighten the rear clamp nuts to 45 ft. lbs.
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  5. On 6- and 8-cylinder engines, install the front clamp, make sure that the converter is properly positioned and tighten the front and rear clamp nuts to 45 ft. lbs.
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  7. Install the downstream air injection tube and tighten the clamps to 36-48 inch lbs.
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  9. Lower the car.
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See Figures 1 through 20

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Fig. Fig. 1: These tools or their equivalents may be needed when repairing or rebuilding your engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Using A Vacuum Gauge



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Fig. Fig. 3: Troubleshooting Engine Mechanical Problem



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Fig. Fig. 4: Troubleshooting Engine Mechanical Problem



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Fig. Fig. 5: Troubleshooting Engine Mechanical Problem



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Fig. Fig. 6: Troubleshooting Engine Performance



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Fig. Fig. 7: Troubleshooting Engine Performance



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Fig. Fig. 8: Troubleshooting Engine Performance



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Fig. Fig. 9: Troubleshooting the Serpentine Drive Belt



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Fig. Fig. 10: Troubleshooting the Serpentine Drive Belt



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Fig. Fig. 11: Troubleshooting the Cooling system



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Fig. Fig. 12: Troubleshooting the cooling system (Cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 13: Alternator and Regulator Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 14: Starter Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 15: General Engine Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 16: Valve Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 17: Camshaft Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 18: crankshaft and Connecting Rod Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 19: Piston and Ring Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 20: Torque Specifications

 
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