Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 12-04-2012
Service procedure note all welds in this repair must be made with 409 stainless steel. Outsource welding as needed. 1. Open hood and disconnect the battery cable. 2. Raise the vehicle. 3. Inspect the right side inlet pipe for a crack or separation just forward of the first catalyst (figure 1). A. If the pipe is cracked, but is still in direct alignment with the rest of the pipe (has not shifted), go to the steps labeled “direct alignment”. B. If the pipe is misaligned or damaged, go to steps labeled “pipe misaligned or damaged”. Direct alignment 1. Tack weld the inlet pipe to the catalyst in three (3) places (figure 2). Figure 2 – article 04-21-6 2. Remove the catalyst assembly from the vehicle, refer to workshop manual section 309-00. 3. Remove the oxygen sensor near the area to be welded. 4. Wire brush the end of the converter to prepare for the weld. 5. Complete the weld with 409 stainless wire material. 6. Proceed to the installation of the air conditioner drip shield. Installation of the air conditioner drip shield 1. Loosen the bottom of the right front fender splash shield by removing the three (3) lower pushpin fasteners. 2. For convertibles only; remove the front attachment for the right side x-brace. 3. Locate the air conditioner condensate discharge tube and install the air conditioner drip shield over it, by installing the clip on the shield over the upper frame rail located just below the air conditioner drier bottle (figure 3).