REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Pipe Without Catalytic Converter
See Figure 1
- Before removing any component of the exhaust system, always squirt a liquid rust dissolving agent onto the fasteners for ease of removal..
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove the exhaust pipe-to-manifold nuts.
- Support the catalytic converter, then disconnect the pipe from the converter. Remove the pipe.
- Remove the exhaust gaskets.
- Be sure to use all new gaskets when required. Assemble the system, check the clearance and tighten the bolts to about 15-30 ft. lbs. (20-41 Nm).
- All clamps should be tightened to about 18-25 ft. lbs. (24-34 Nm). Do overtighten the clamps. If pipes become dented they can leak.
- Before removing any component of the exhaust system, always squirt a liquid rust dissolving agent onto the fasteners for ease of removal.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- On some vehicles you will need to remove the brace from the transaxle.
- Remove the exhaust pipe nuts from the manifold.
- Support the catalytic converter pipe bolts from the rear of the converter.
- Lower the catalytic converter/front pipe assembly from the vehicle.
- Be sure to use all new gaskets when required.
- Attach the new catalytic converter/front pipe assembly to the vehicle. Tighten the pipe to manifold nuts to 20-40 ft. lbs. (27-55 Nm).
- Attach the bolts at the rear of the catalytic converter/front pipe. Tighten them to 30-35 ft. lbs. (41-47 Nm).
- Connect the brace at the transaxle if removed.
- Lower the vehicle.