GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Intermediate Pipe

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Before removing any component of the exhaust system, always squirt a liquid rust dissolving agent onto the fasteners for ease of removal.
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  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle.
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  5. Support the exhaust system.
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  7. Disconnect the intermediate pipe from the catalytic converter. If the pipe is original you may have to cut the pipe from the catalytic converter.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Attaching the intermediate pipe to the converter

  1. At the muffler, remove the clamp and the intermediate pipe.
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To install:
  1. Use a new clamp, nuts and bolts, then assemble the system. Be sure to use all new gaskets when required. Check the clearances, then tighten the connectors.
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  3. 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.
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