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Unread 04-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Catalytic Converter

96 ZJ 5.2L :
I need to replace my catalytic converter and my o2 sensors. Ive got the cat and the sensors ordered and on the way. Can anyone give me a run down of other supplies/tools I should have before tackling the job. This is my first experience removing/installing a cat and o2 sensors.

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Unread 04-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Um, a welder?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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A sawzall if you can not separate the pipes
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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O2 socket to remove old sensor
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Exhaust clamps?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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Hey all... Yes I have clamps and hangers, and access to a welder/saw. I just wasn't sure if I'd need anything else. As far as the o2 socket goes, would an open ended wrench be too much of a pain?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Exhaust clamps?
Suck.

They pinch and distort the pipe and fail to hold. May be cheaper than welding it if you dont have the means though
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #8
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Hey all... Yes I have clamps and hangers, and access to a welder/saw. I just wasn't sure if I'd need anything else. As far as the o2 socket goes, would an open ended wrench be too much of a pain?
It may slip. Those Sensors tend to "weld" themselves in sometimes
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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If your getting a new cat and a new o2 taking it out of the old cat is pointless unless your refering to the up stream o2 and in that case its always best to use the right socket. Don't try a 12 point wrench it will strip out
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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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get a real o2 sensor socket. ive rounded off a bunch of o2 sensors trying to take them out with an open end wrench
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