The catalytic converter is a key element when it comes to preventing your car from emitting many polluting gases into the atmosphere, something that is inevitable but that can be reduced with a good operation of this part. Sometimes, to change it or to check its status, you will need to remove it from its place. To help you with this maintenance operation for your car, here we explain how to remove the catalytic converter from the car.
Steps to follow:
One.Some drivers decide to remove the catalytic converter from the car because they believe that it takes away power from their engine. However, as we already explained, this piece has an important role in caring for the environment. For this reason, we ask that you take other measures to optimize the performance of your engine.
In addition, you could have problems passing the ITV and you could even be fined if your car pollutes more than is allowed by removing the catalyst.
Two.Well, the first thing you have to do is locate where the catalyst is in your car model. The most practical thing is that you consult the manufacturer’s manual to be sure. Do the operation with the engine cold, to avoid burns and reduce the possibility of any part breaking.
3.You will have to raise the car a little, a few blocks will suffice, since the catalyst is not in a central area, but on one side of the lower part of the car. Using a wrench, remove the nuts holding the catalyst. To make it easier, you can use a lubricant product.
4.The catalyst consists of the front part and a clamp, which you must remove in this order. This last part may be more difficult to remove, so you will need to apply some pressure after removing the nuts.
5.Thus, you will have already managed to remove the catalyst from the car. You have to be somewhat handy to do it and, above all, think that it is not comfortable to work stretched out on the floor to be able to access the piece. Of course, you will save the cost of the mechanic, which is not cheap when it comes to catalysts.