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1993 Mercury Villager LS, 3.0L 6c. Gasket replacing

1993 Mercury Villager LS, 3.0L 6c...The manifold gasket, and exhaust flange gasket needs to be replaced. I took it to 3 well respected auto-mechanic facilities - and they all told me to kick rocks, essentially. None of them could do this and they wouldn't tell me why beyond "it's too hard". When I asked how much it would take to fix it, they threw numbers at me ranging from 2 to 4 thousand dollars. For 2 pieces of rubber?!? When I asked if I could do it, they laughed. I went ahead and ordered an online repair manual and basically got robbed, as it does not have the info I need, a step by step set of instructions, et al. I'm about to go postal - Why is this work so hard, and where can I find an affordable and informative manual? Thank you in advance for your time and help.

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Most likely you would have to pull the motor in order to access the manifold. I don't know why they couldn't have explained this to you more thoroughly? You can look for a Haynes manual, it should tell you how to do this procedure.

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Try either going to your local public library(beleive it or not) and try ALLDATA .COM. or u can go online and for about $26.00 for one year /one vehicle you can subscribe to ALLDATA.COM. THEY HAVE THE BEST INFO AND DIAGRAMS. ALSO IF YOURE TALKING ABOUT EXHAUST MANIFOLD TRY GETTING A PRICE FROM AN EXHAUST SPECIALIST/SHOP, it doesnt have to be meineke or midas necessarily.

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I have an 1998 Chevy Blazer and need to change the catalytic converter, are the flange bolts welded and can i cut them


Catalytic Converter Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) electrical connector.
  3. Remove the exhaust manifold pipe flange mounting nuts from the catalytic converter.
  4. Remove the catalytic converter flange mounting nuts from the muffler.
  5. Remove the catalytic converter from the muffler.
  6. Remove the catalytic converter from the rear hanger bracket insulator.
  7. Remove the catalytic converter.
  8. Remove the (HO2S) from the catalytic converter.
To Install:
  1. Install the (HO2S) to the catalytic converter.
  2. Install a new gasket and the catalytic converter to the muffler.
  3. Install catalytic converter to the catalytic converter hanger.
  4. Install the catalytic converter flange mounting nuts to the muffler flange.
    • Tighten to 26 ft lbs (35 Nm).
  5. Install the catalytic converter flange mounting nuts to the exhaust manifold pipe flange.
    • Tighten to 26 ft lbs (35 Nm).
  6. Connect the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) electrical connector.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
------ Catalytic Converter Removal & Installation 4.3L Engine To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Raise and support the transmission.
  3. Remove the transmission support
  4. Disconnect the left and right pre-converter heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) electrical connector.
  5. Disconnect the post-converter (HO2S) connector. Muffler flange and gasket gm-03-43-731.gif

  6. Remove the catalytic converter flange mounting nuts from the muffler.
  7. Remove the catalytic converter from the muffler.
  8. Remove the exhaust manifold flange mounting nuts from the catalytic converter. Catalytic converter 4.3L engine gm-03-43-735.gif

  9. Remove the catalytic converter from the support bracket insulator.
  10. Remove the catalytic converter and gaskets.
  11. Remove the heated oxygen sensor.
To Install:
  1. Install the heated oxygen sensors as needed.
  2. Install a new gasket and the Install the catalytic converter to the support bracket insulator.
  3. Install the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold flange. Install the mounting nuts.
    • Tighten to 39 ft lbs (53 Nm).
  4. Using a new flange gasket, install the catalytic converter to the muffler. Install the mounting nuts.
    • Tighten to 30 ft lbs (40 Nm).
  5. Connect the left and right pre-converter heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) electrical connectors.
  6. Connect the post-converter (HO2S) electrical connector.
  7. Install the transmission support.
  8. Lower the transmission.
  9. Lower the vehicle.
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Sep 05, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

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Where are the exhaust system bolts located?


Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable.
    • Heat shield.
    • Oxygen sensor.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Remove the exhaust manifold mounting nuts from the cylinder head. chevy_cav_02-04_exmanifold.gif

  6. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.
  8. Check for cracks, broken flanges and gasket surface damage.
  9. Use a straight edge and a feeler gauge. If the flanges or the mating surfaces do not align, the manifold is warped and should be replaced.
To Install:
NOTE: The manufacturer recommends using new exhaust system nuts.
  1. Install the manifold gasket.
  2. Position the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head. Exhaust manifold 2.2L 87953055.gif

  3. Install the new exhaust manifold nuts. Tighten the nuts starting from the center and working toward the ends to 110 in lbs (12.5 Nm).
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Install the exhaust pipe to the manifold using a new flex coupler gasket.
  6. Install new exhaust flange mounting nuts.
    • Tighten to 33 ft lbs (45 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Install the oxygen sensor.
  9. Install the heat shield.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
2.4L Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. Disconnect the Oxygen (O2) sensor electrical connector.
  3. Remove the (O2) sensor.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Exhaust brace 2.4L 87953053.gif

  5. Remove the exhaust manifold brace-to-manifold bolt and the oil pan nuts, if necessary. Exhaust heat shield 2.4L 87953051.gif

  6. Remove the upper heat shield. NOTE: Do NOT bend the exhaust flex decoupler more than necessary to remove it. Excessive movement will damage the flex decoupler
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  7. Remove the manifold-to-exhaust flex decoupler fasteners.
  8. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  9. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  10. Remove the exhaust manifold-to-cylinder head mounting nuts/bolts. Remove the exhaust manifold.
  11. Discard the gaskets and/or seals. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
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  1. Install new exhaust manifold gaskets. Position the exhaust manifold on the cylinder head. Tighten the mounting bolts in sequence to 110 in lbs (12.5 Nm).
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Install the exhaust manifold heat shield. Tighten the mounting bolts to 10 ft. lbs (14 Nm).
  4. Install the exhaust manifold brace-to-manifold bolt and the oil pan nuts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 41 ft lbs (56 Nm) and the nuts to 18 ft lbs (24 Nm).
  5. Position the exhaust pipe to the manifold. Install the manifold-to-flex decoupler mounting bolts. Tighten to 26 ft lbs (35 Nm).
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Coat the threads with a suitable anti-seize compound and install the O2 sensor.
  8. Connect the O2 sensor electrical connector.
  9. Connect the battery ground cable and check for leaks.
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How to replace a starter for a 1997 honda passport


Easier done than said! Don't be intimidated by the complexity of this job. You can save hundreds of dollars by doing this simple task in you driveway or garage. This is one of the easier replacements that I have done on a 4WD but there needs to be a little preparation. Exhaust pipe doesn't need to be removed for the 2WD model.
Tools required:
For the removal of the exhaust pipe form the exhaust manifold
17 mm deep well Impact socket
½ in drive 12 in extension for socket and ratchet
½ in drive breaker bad/ratchet w/12 in extension
½ in drive swivel for the socket
For the removal of the exhaust pipe a the flange
Reciprocating saw w/metal cutting blade
For the removal of the starter
Assorted sockets and wrenches for other bolts and nuts
Floor jack and 2 jack stands
Parts needed:
Exhaust Manifold-to-pipe crushable gasket
High Temp caulking for the exhaust pipe flange gasket.
Starter
2 Bolts, nuts and washers for the exhaust pipe flange
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Jack the front of the vehicles and place on the jack stands. Take the battery terminal off. Get up under the vehicles and spray WD-40 on the 3 nuts that hold the exhaust pipe on the exhaust manifold and on the 02 sensor that is just below them. Let this sit overnight for breaking purposes. Next day, remove the 02 sensor and using the 17 mm deep well socket, 12 in extension and breaker bar, remove the 3 nuts that were sprayed the night before. This should take about 3 minutes and a little "elbow grease". There is no need in removing the second 02 sensor but it does need to be unplugged at the connector just above it. Next locate the flange about 4 feet aft of the loosened manifold and using the Reciprocating saw, cut the welded on nuts from the back of the flange that is holding the bolts on. Retain the metal gasket for reuse. This should take about 5 minutes. The loose pipe should be free to move a limited space but it will be enough to get the starter out of the hole that it is in. Remove the aluminum shield from below the area where the starter is and remove the 2 bolts holding the starter on. Drop it down where you can remove the cable and small plastic connector next to it. The starter should come out of the confined space that it is in. You will simply go back in reverse order to replace the starter. Ensure that a new gasket is used with the exhaust manifold and 2 good beads of High Temp caulking is used on the rear flange gasket.
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Put the car on ramps or jacks to access the undercarriage.
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