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Old 05-15-2019, 08:38 PM
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2002 Ford Escape 4wd, 3.0 front Cats

Can anyone recommend the easiest way to remove the front cats so I can clean them out. I already replaced the rear cat and muffler
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:49 AM
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Front just requires unbolting after removing the Y pipe and a/f sensor in the manifold, it can then be removed by turning it around and down around the oil filter.

Rear requires removal of its a/f sensor, EGR loosening from the manifold, remove the alt and intermediate driveshaft and crossmember, then unbolt and drop down the rear of the engine.

Did both on my DILs car last fall, can do both in a day, beware breaking manifold studs on the block.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:53 AM
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Thank you for the info.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
Front just requires unbolting after removing the Y pipe .....

Rear requires ..... then unbolt and drop down the rear of the engine.
Great advice but I'm afraid it is well beyond my arthritic limitations. Is there a short cut for those not as talented as yourself? (I fear not but I had to ask!)

Thank you!
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by George Venier View Post
Great advice but I'm afraid it is well beyond my arthritic limitations. Is there a short cut for those not as talented as yourself? (I fear not but I had to ask!)

Thank you!
Afraid, not, what I listed is all needed in order to create the room necessary to remove the rear manifold/cat assembly.
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
Afraid, not, what I listed is all needed in order to create the room necessary to remove the rear manifold/cat assembly.
Thank you Simonsi!
 
 


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