Learn how to install Ford Focus aftermarket catalytic converter if you are having trouble with your current catalytic converter or if you simply want to improve the performance of your car. The catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system that helps improve harmful engine emissions. Installing an aftermarket catalytic converter can boost the horsepower of your vehicle because it increases exhaust flow. Teach yourself how to install Ford Focus aftermarket catalytic converter yourself with a few easy steps.
To install a Ford Focus aftermarket catalytic converter, you will need:
- Jack stands
- Welding torch
- Catalytic converter
How to Install Ford Focus Aftermarket Catalytic Converter:
- Place the car on a lift and raise the vehicle so that you have access to the exhaust system. Locate the old catalytic converter.
- Remove the bolts securing the heat shields in place with a socket wrench. Remove the heat shield and set it aside. Note that you can coat the corroded bolts with lubricant to make it easier to remove them.
- Remove the bolts securing the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold. Remove the bolts securing the catalytic converter to the rear exhaust line, if there are bolts, otherwise cut the catalytic converter off with a welding torch. Extract the old catalytic converter and recycle it.
- Tie the new catalytic converter in place with wire so that you can bolt it to the exhaust lines. Replace the bolts that connect the catalytic converter in your Ford Focus to the exhaust manifold. Replace the bolts that connect the catalytic converter to your rear exhaust line, or weld the catalytic converter in place if your does not have bolts. Tighten the bolts securely to ensure no exhaust leakage.
Remove the wire. Replace the heat shield and secure it with the bolts you removed earlier.
Lower the Ford Focus and start the vehicle. Listen to the exhaust to ensure there is no sputtering due to leaks from the aftermarket catalytic converter.