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How to Replace CATALYTIC CONVERTER on Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX?


The procedure is similar for both ford and Lincoln car models:-----

The details to replace exhaust system catalytic converter is as follows:----

Catalytic Converter



Removal & Installation
Left Side
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009

NOTE
Always install new fasteners and gaskets. Clean flange faces prior to new gasket installation to make sure of correct sealing.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Disconnect the Catalyst Monitor Sensor (CMS) electrical connector.
  3. Remove the exhaust Y-pipe.
  4. Remove the 2 catalytic converter support bracket-to-transmission bolts. To install, tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  5. Remove the 4 nuts and the LH catalytic converter. Discard the nuts and gasket. To install, tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  6. Inspect the exhaust manifold studs for damage. If damaged, replace stud(s), or if stud comes out when removing nut(s), replace the stud(s). To install, tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  7. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Install a new gasket and nuts.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the LH catalytic converter and the Y-pipe
Right Side
Specific to:
Ford Edge 2008-2009
Lincoln MKX 2008-2009

NOTE
If necessary, the catalytic converter heat shield can be serviced separately.


NOTE
Always install new fasteners and gaskets. Clean flange faces prior to new gasket installation to make sure of correct sealing.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
  2. Remove the catalyst monitor sensor.
  3. Remove the exhaust Y-pipe.
  4. AWD vehicles perform the following:
    NOTE
    Index-mark the driveshaft for installation.

    1. Remove and discard the 4 u-joint flange bolts and separate the front driveshaft and secure it with a length of mechanic-s wire. To install tighten to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
    2. Remove the intermediate shaft.
    3. Remove the 2 catalytic converter support bracket-to-engine block bolts. To install, tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  5. All vehicles, remove the 2 bolts and the power steering gear heat shield. To install, tighten to 133 inch lbs. (15 Nm).
  6. FWD vehicles, remove the catalytic converter support bracket-to-engine block bolt and nut. To install, tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  7. All vehicles, remove the 2 nuts and the roll restrictor shield. To install, tighten to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  8. Remove the roll restrictor bolt and rotate the engine forward. To install, tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).

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    Fig. Removing the roll restrictor bolt
  9. Remove the 2 bracket-to-RH catalytic converter bolts. To install, tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  10. Remove the 4 nuts and the RH catalytic converter. Discard the 4 RH catalytic converter nuts and gasket. To install, tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Install a new gasket, nuts and studs.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the RH catalytic converter and the exhaust flexible pipe


These details will help.
Thanks.

FOR MORE HELP GO TO: ---

Car repair guide?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/car-repair-guide.html



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