Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Catalytic Converter and/or Pipe Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise the vehicle and support on jackstands.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the front exhaust pipe-to-manifold nuts

  1. Remove the front catalytic converter flange fasteners at the flex joint and discard the flex joint gasket, remove the rear U-bolt connection.
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  3. Separate the catalytic converter inlet and outlet connections. Remove the converter.
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To install:
  1. Install the converter to the muffler. Install a new flex joint gasket.
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  3. Install the converter and muffler assembly to the inlet pipe/flex joint. Connect the air hoses and position the U-bolt.
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  5. Align the exhaust system into position and, starting at the front of the system, tighten all the nuts and bolts.
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  7. Check the system for leaks. Lower the vehicle.
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