How many catalytic converters are on a 1996 Ford Taurus?
My 96 Ford Taurus gl OHV had 2 when I pulled the exhaust off to replace the tyranny.
1994 and 1995 Ford Taurus wagons have two catalytic converters. They either came with 3.0L or 3.8L V6 engines. Each exhaust manifold (3 cylinders front and 3 cylinders back) feeds into one catalytic converter. These then go into a 'Y' joint to an expansion joint and onto the muffler and out the tailpipe. icrich@ hotmail.com Toronto
Catalytic converters are located up towards the front of the exhaust system - typically right after the pipe comes down off the engine's exhaust manifolds. If the vehicle has a single exhaust system, there will be a "Y-pipe" bringing the two exhaust manifold pipes together - the catalytic converter will be just past this. If the car has dual exhaust, there will be a catalytic converter for each.
There are no different kinds of catalytic converters. They are all made with the same inner workings. The only difference is the outside casing, whether it is made to fit or not. There is even such a thing as a universal catalytic converter that some muffler shops use. They cut the pipes off of your old cat, and weld them onto the replacement cat to make it fit.