I have a v6 2007 Taurus with engine light on . Engine code reads bad cat converter and i need it fixed for emissions however car runs great. question is , if i get a universal catalytic converter to save a lot of money will the light go off or does it have to be a manufacture cat converter specific to my car
You can opt for the universal converter but at a cost. The effectiveness of the universal will not be the same as the direct fit. Also the old converter will need to be removed and the universal converter welded in its place. This means extra time and labor which is usually a wash. I recommend using the direct fit catalytic converter when replacing it.
Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
Universal Catalytic Converter
Removal and Installation
- 1.With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
- Remove and discard the 2 nuts and the muffler clamp. •To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
- Remove the 2 catalytic converter-to-exhaust Y-pipe nuts and the catalytic converter. •Discard the nuts and the gasket.•To install, tighten to 40 Nm (30 lb-ft).
NOTE: Clean the mating surfaces of the catalytic converter and the dual converter Y-pipe.
NOTE: To correctly seat the converters, alternately tighten the catalytic converter-to-exhaust Y-pipe nuts to specification.
To install, reverse the removal procedure. •Install new nuts, gasket and muffler clamp.