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1984 plymouth reliant catalytic converter; what is the smaller pipe attached to the side used for?

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That is for the air pump to inject air into the cat so it 'lights off' quicker

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  1. Before removing any component of the exhaust system, always squirt a liquid rust dissolving agent onto the fasteners for ease of removal..
  2. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
  3. Remove the exhaust pipe-to-manifold nuts.
  4. Support the catalytic converter, then disconnect the pipe from the converter. Remove the pipe.
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  1. Before removing any component of the exhaust system, always squirt a liquid rust dissolving agent onto the fasteners for ease of removal.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. On some vehicles you will need to remove the brace from the transaxle.
  4. Remove the exhaust pipe nuts from the manifold.
  5. Support the catalytic converter pipe bolts from the rear of the converter.
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A code P0420 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
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  • An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
  • The engine coolant temperature sensor is not working properly
  • Damaged or leaking exhaust manifold / catalytic converter / exhaust pipe
  • Retarded spark timing
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Pipes are usually measured by what is known as ID and OD. ID simply stands for inside diameter while OD stands for outside diameter. If the pipe you have going to the converter is 2 1/4 OD you would need the converter to have a 2 1/4 ID in order for the pipe to fit properly inside and to assure good sealing with a 2 1/4 clamp. Or welding is always an option...either way same rules apply.

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Yes, you have to order the same size. You also need a coupler that joins the pipe to the Cat.

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it will work you can always put a sleve inside and weld around your pipe and clamp your converter

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Order the catalytic converter for that make and model and you will get the right size, assuming that the installation was done at the factory and has not been modified.

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No, 2 pipes the same size will not go together. You will need to probably buy an adapter. Lets say you have a pipe 2 1/4 outer diameter "od" " that is measuring from the out side edges across the pipe, you will need a pipe with an inside diameter "id" of 2 1/4 . you get that measurement buy measuring the inside of the pipe. so a pipe with a 2 1/4 od will fit a pipe with 2 1/4 id. .. hope that helps

Best thing to do is take a piece of pipe from the truck and take the cat to the auto parts store and get all the adapters that way. That way you know for sure you got all the right parts.

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