GrandCaravan 2008

Exhaust System

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Catalytic Converter



Removal & Installation
3.3L & 3.8L Engines

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009


CAUTION
The normal operating temperature of the exhaust system is very high. Therefore, never attempt to service any part of the exhaust system until it is cooled. Special care should be taken when working near the catalytic converter. The temperature of the converter rises to a high level after a short period of engine operation time.


NOTE
When replacement is required on any component of the exhaust system, you must use original equipment parts (or their equivalent).

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Loosen the clamp and disconnect the muffler and resonator assembly from the catalytic converter pipe.
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  7. Disconnect the downstream oxygen sensor electrical connector.

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    Fig. Disconnect the downstream oxygen sensor electrical connector-3.3L and 3.8L engines

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  9. Remove the catalytic converter-to-exhaust manifold attaching bolts (3).
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  11. Remove the catalytic converter (4) and the gasket.

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    Fig. R