Question about Jaguar S-Type
Can you remove convertors
The catalytic converter, looks and if fitted to the system like a silencer box, some people have a pipe made up to replace the converter, straight swop, however it is illegal to run the car without the converter, it will not meet pollution regulations. Also your management light will come on.
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What may appear to be correct, can actually be INCORRECT. If you removed without touching the other two components, you definitely have the WRONG ONE.
Personally, I have never heard of having to remove torsion bars or oil pans to replace catalic conv.
If still in doubt. Let MIDAS do the job. Save yourself aggrevation. Unless you are really handy which you appear to be since you were able to remove it. Installing would be the reverse, provided you have the correct part. Suggest you take your vin number next time to the place where you bought it, they should be able to give you the correct one. If not, replace with OEM. Aftermarkets sometimes cause vehicle to fail emissions test. Goooooooooood Luck!
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
Below are the steps needed to remove the catalytic converters. You may be able to first remove the band clamp from between the converter and the exhaust manifold, then loosen the rest of the system and to get enough clearance to slide the converter towards the front of the vehicle but you will need to first remove the clamp that holds the converter to the rest of the exhaust. Hope this helps
Both Catalytic Convertors
First you need to raise the vehicle.
Next, you need to pry the insulators from the support brackets and support the muffler and tailpipe with jackstands.
Then, loosen the the catalytic converter down pipe-to-front resonator clamps and separate the front resonator from the converter down-pipes. Carefully lay the free laying exhaust on the ground.
Right Catalytic Converter
Then, remove the down-pipe-to-transaxle bracket nut, loosen the clamp and separate the extension pipe from the converter.
Next lower the vehicle and remove the air filter and intake ducts. Disconnect the wiring harness for the O2 sensor and the remove the sensor.
Finally loosen the band clamp at the exhaust manifold and remove the converter from the engine compartment. You may need to replace these clamps after removal because you need to pry it apart and they will leak when you reinstall.
Left Catalytic Converter
Now disconnect the wiring harness for the O2 sensor and the remove the sensor.
Next remove the down-pipe-to-transaxle bracket nut
Finally loosen the band clamp at the exhaust manifold and remove the converter from the engine compartment.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
SOURCE: heat shield rattles
I wouldn't recommend removing it, as it's there to protect the area from the high heat of the cat. I've had the same rattle problem, and a piece of a coat hanger through a couple of holes drilled through the shield, then tightly attached solved the problem.
Posted on May 21, 2009
You cannot bypass the catalytic converter and expect the car to run properly and the check engine light to remain off. When you go to replace the cat, DO NOT attempt to use an aftermarket brand. Even many of the "OEM" aftermarket converters do not have sufficient back pressure and within 2 months they are ruined. I know, I have replaced mine that was purchased at Advance Auto Parts three times in the last six months! Shell out the money for an original Mazda converter. List is about $736.50, but you can find a dealer in Virginia that discounts them 20% down to $589.08. Just remember, the car's computer is programmed to read the O2 sensors' data and adjust accoringly. A new Mazda cat will allow your car to run like it did when it came off the assembly line, everything else equal.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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