Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
SECTION 309-00: Exhaust System
2002 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Dual Converter Y-Pipe -3.0L (2V)
Special Tool(s) 3 Bar Engine Support
303-290A Engine Lifting Brackets (3.0L 2V)
303-050 (T70P-6000) or equivalent Removal
Remove the nuts and disconnect the three-way catalytic converter from the dual converter Y-pipe.
CAUTION: The sharp edges on the converter can cut the CV joint boot. Make sure to protect the half-shaft boot with a suitable covering before removing the converter assembly.
Remove the dual Y-pipe converter assembly.
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
2 things to look at here; does the engines have any issues (i.e. misfire, low power)? Have you looked closely at the drive shaft u joints for excessive play? Does this die down at cruise say, 60 mph?
Posted on Dec 16, 2010
It sounds like a leak in the water jacket of your motor, it could be just a head gasket if you're lucky. Also check for a leak in the coolant pipes them selves usualy at the connections.
Posted on Mar 23, 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
had the same on my girlfriends car. there is a tiny heatshild on the topside above the catalyic converter and there is also a small one on the seperate exhaust pipe (same pipe, but bolted on the headers and to before the cat) where is bends to connect to the headers to the back of the car.
Posted on May 28, 2009
I just took mine off to keep it from rattling, and bought a heat resistant header tape and placed the tape right over the Catalytic Converter on the body it self. Good luck and keep me posted if you have any more questions.
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
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