Yes. A car can run without an exhaust manifold. It will burn out the exhaust valves in the cylinders a lot faster than normal, but it can be done.
Yes, the Taurus can run without the catalytic converter--it is not necessarily good for the engine, but disconnecting it will cause it to fail emissions testing. If you've seen the Honda Civics running around smoking like a factory, this is caused by no electrolytic converter. The O2 sensor could be in the exhaust pipe between the manifold and converter.
Yes you CAN start your car w/o the exhaust manifold mounted.....However, if you do, you are VERY likely to crack a valve. Your exhaust system protects the valves from cool air contacting a hot valve.
Not any more than any other vehicle, but the weak point is where the exhaust meets the manifold. a new clamp and gasket will improve things a lot. Sometimes a crack will form in the manifold itself, this can be welded in most cases, but is hard to detect without a smoke test.
You cut it off of the exhaust system and replace it with a straight piece of exhaust pipe Know that it is illegal to remove a converter without replacing it with a new one.
The torque converter or the catalytic converter? The torque converter is inside the bellhousing that connects the engine to the transmission. The catalytic converter is inline of the exhaust pipe ahead of the muffler; it's probably the first bulge in the exhaust. Removing your catalytic converter is illegal and if your state has a vehicle inspection your car won't pass without it.
A misfire on a car with a catalytic converter will overheat and destroy the converter due to unburned fuel in the exhaust. on a car without a catalytic converter, it will still wash the cylinder with unburned fuel and break down the oil, but not do any serious damage in the short term. it is possible but not good because u can screw the rest of ur motor up it is better to fix before u drive it
no. the catalytic converter system is there for a reason. it is reducing the impact of emissions on the environment.yes. you can but your vehicle may not pass emission standards in your state check before you remove it.
A cheaper option for dual exhaust without making it a true dual exhaust from the exhaust manifold/headers. Not much performance gained just appearance.
Look under the hood, the front of the engine, on the exhaust manifold. It should be the only thing with wire/s on the manifold. You will need a special socket to remove it. The tool is available to "Borrow" from the folks at AutoZone. If you need any further info, just gimme a shout. Actually it depends on the engine. The 2.3/2.4 has the exhaust manifold on the back side of the engine - between the engine and firewall. You'll most likely have to get under the car to remove the O2 sensor. On the 2.2 the exhaust manifold is on the "front" of the engine between the engine and the front crossmember. You should be able to get to this O2 sensor without getting under the car (note I said *should*). Either way they're located on the exhaust manifold, before the catalytic converter.
It screws into the exhaust near the manifold. I haven't had to change mine on my intrigue, but if it's like others I've had to change, you get to it under the car behind the engine. Follow the exhaust from the catalytic converter up to the manifold, it should be the only sensor with a wire coming out of it that is screwed into the exhaust pipe. Unplug it from the wire harness, then unscrew it using a flat wrench. Have a new one ready to install, you can't run the car without it. Hope this helps.
The right side one is the passenger side one. Upstream means that it's on the engine side of the catalytic converter. Follow the exhaust pipe down from the passenger side exhaust manifold until you get to what looks a little like a spark plug screwed into the exhaust pipe with two wires attached. That's your upstream, right side O2 sensor. If you get to the catalytic converter without finding it, you've either missed it, or there isn't one equipped.
Bank 1 Sensor 1: Located on rear exhaust manifold pipe nearest the firewall. Fairly easy to remove with the right tools. Clip located on left side of engine compartment.Bank 1 Sensor 2: Located just behind the Catalytic Converter. Very easy to remove and clips on just inside rubber gromet.Bank 2 Sensor 1: Located on front exhaust manifold pipe nearest the radiator. Hard to reach without specific tools. Clip located in front of engine compartment.Bank 1 = both front firewall-side sensor (1) AND rear sensor (2). Bank 2 = front radiator-side sensor (1). Bank one refers to the section of the manifold that vents exhaust from the cylinder bank including cylinder #1...bank two = from cylinder #2 and its comrades.
take the catalytic converter off. you can punch the guts out of the converter so you have a pipe to got back on the exhaust.
If the engine knocks when it is cold, it might be a crack in the exhaust manifold, or possibly a crack in on of the exhaust manifold bolts leading to the block. The crack is small, and once warm will swell shut, thereby stopping the noise. Without repair, it might lead to valve exhaust valve damage.
Yes. According to Federal law, catalytic converters must be maintained for all vehicles on which the converters were originally installed. The catalytic converters burn any fuel that was not completely burned in the combustion cylinder, making the exhaust considerably cleaner. Removing the catalytic converter is a violation of the law, and while your vehicle can operate quite well without the catalytic converter, you do not want to pay that fine.
It's difficult to say, without seeing where under the hood it's coming from. You could have a bad exhaust manifold gasket, leaking exhaust. You could have valve cover gaskets leaking or seeping oil, which would drain onto the hot exhaust manifold, and burn off... If you can provide more information on where the smoke is coming from, there may be a better answer.
A gm 3.8 l v6 or 3800 cc engine cannot have antifreeze in exhaust without first getting into the engine. If its getting into the exhaust it may be entering the cumbustion chambers through a damaged cylinder head or head gasket. Also this engine depending on the model year may have issues with the intake manifold gasket, that can cause antifreeze to leak into the engine oil.
Short answer timing belt... Long answer The lightweight pressure-cast aluminum cylinder head's exhaust ports are on its front side (vs. the previous engine's back-side ports) so the close-coupled catalytic converter can mount directly to the head without a separate exhaust manifold. The dual overhead cams (with improved journal finish to reduce friction) and four valves per cylinder are driven by a silent chain with a friction-reducing double-arm tensioner. A pair of chain-driven counter-rotating shafts in the oil pan take care of the second-order harmonic vibrations common to I-4 engines.
It'll be mounted to the exhaust pipe at some point underneath the vehicle. That's about as good of an answer as can be given without the make and model.
I'm under the hood of mine right now and have found the exhaust manifold and the pre cat have separated. I've purchased a set of stainless headers as the Mazda cost of a new manifold was $1100.00 CAN$ That was without installation. Headers were $400 with all the piping. You'll have no more precat and one cat con will be missing but I won't cave to the dealer.
I believe its behind the exhaust manifold. You can see it looking up from underneath. I haven't changed mine yet. Anyone know if its possible to change without removing the manifold? Seems unlikely.
Some (front wheel drive) cars have a flexible piece of pipe that connects the exhaust manifold to rest of the exhaust system. The length of pipe is designed to allow the engine to rock back and forth on its mounts. Without the flex joint, the movement of the engine would damage the rest of the exhaust system.
it does not need to be removed.
theres no way you can change the head gaskets without taking off the intake manifold, its not hard to do. plus if your going to change the head gaskets it would only be smart to change the intake gaskets also.Answerand if your talking about the exhaust manifold, you did'NT specify, I'm sure you can but it will be no fun at all, plus u should change exhaust gaskets if your going to do all that work anyways so you don't have to worry about them down the road.