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EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF]

WARNING:

1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
4. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

Main silencer

2

Member bracket (MT)

(See TRANSMISSION REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [M15M-D].)

3

Tunnel member

4

Middle pipe

5

Seal ring

(See Seal Ring Removal Note.)

(See Seal Ring Installation Note.)

6

Exhaust manifold insulator (upper)

(See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

7

Exhaust manifold insulator (lower)

8

Exhaust manifold bracket

9

Exhaust manifold

(See EXHAUST SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

10

Rear HO2S

(See REAR HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR (HO2S) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

11

Front HO2S

(See FRONT HEATED OXYGEN SENSOR (HO2S) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)


Seal Ring Removal Note

1. Remove the seal ring using a flathead screwdriver being careful not to damage the pipe.

Exhaust Manifold Insulator (Upper) Removal Note

1. Remove the battery and battery tray. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
2. Remove the drive belt. (See DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
3. Remove the under cover. (See TRANSVERSE MEMBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
4. Remove the suspension tower bar (joint) and (right side). (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
5. Remove the generator. (See GENERATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
6. Remove the insulator.

Exhaust Manifold Removal Note

1. Disconnect the front HO2S connector and rear HO2S connector.
2. Move the water pipe and heater hose slightly out of the way.

3. Disconnect the ventilation hose from the cylinder head. (See QUICK RELEASE CONNECTOR (EMISSION SYSTEM) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)

Seal Ring Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Temporarily install the seal ring to the pipe so that the seal ring is even with the flange.

2. Install the SST to the seal ring so that the SST is even with the flange.

3. Press in the seal ring by tapping the SST using a plastic hammer until the seal ring contacts the flange.



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