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Need to know which end is the catalytic converter on a 2003 chevy malibu is the resonating chamber?

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The thing will olny fix one way look for an arrow on the convertor stamped in it thats the way the exhust should out to the tail pipe It dosn't matter if its right side up or upside down if a sheild is not involved on the bottom of the convertor . Iknow if its an after market convertor it can be a little confuesing . But it will olny fit one way and chenge bolth gaskets and nuts and bolts as required

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

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    And use antiseize on the new nuts and bolts



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