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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing catalytic converter

  Note
The catalytic converter is removed together with the front exhaust pipe.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
High-temperature paste → Electronic Parts Catalogue.
Removing
  Note
Reinstall all cable ties in the same locations when installing.
   
–  Detach electrical connectors -1- and -2- from bracket, unplug connectors and move electrical wiring clear.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unscrew bolt -2- and remove screw-type clip.
–  Remove bolt -1- and nuts -arrows-.
Vehicles with engine preheater heater element -Z97-
–  Unclip locking mechanism -arrow-.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Pull off wiring -1- on engine preheater heater element -Z97--2-.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unscrew nuts -arrows- and remove engine preheating element -Z97- with bracket.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unscrew bolts -arrows- of bracket.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unscrew right nut -arrow- of bracket.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unscrew nut -arrow- to the left of the bracket.
–  Remove tunnel cross-piece → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
–  Detach connector from retainer and lay wire leading to lambda probe to one side.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Loosen clamp -arrow- and push it to rear.
Vehicles with four-wheel drive
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Unbolt flexible coupling of propshaft -1- from bevel box → Final drive, differential; Rep. gr.39.
–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Push propshaft -1- as far as stop in direction of -arrow-.
–  Remove catalytic converter with front exhaust pipe -2- downwards.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

–  Fit screwdriver -2- in recess -arrow- on turbocharger and lever out seal -1-.
Installing
Installation is carried out in the reverse order; note the following:
  Note
Renew seal and self-locking nuts.
Coat studs and bolts of catalytic converter with high-temperature paste; high-temperature paste → Electronic Parts Catalogue.
–  Aligning exhaust system free of tension → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Fig. „“Installing catalytic converter - tightening torque and sequence”“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - emission control“
→ General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66
 

Removing and installing catalytic converter

Assembly overview - emission control
1 -  Bolt 20 Nm 2 -  Bracket Renew if damaged 3 -  Nut Specified t ...

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