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How to reattach the heat shield above the catalytic converter on a 2002 Taurus

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If its the heat shield against the underside.its install with fender style aluminum rivets( if you do it be very careful not to drill into a harness) If its the heat shield around the CAT then you should replace the cat. You can try to repair it with a pair of long hose clamps but I don't advise removing it. In the wrong environment the heat could cause a grass fire. or ignite trash that may get caught or blown underneath. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: heat shield rattles

yes you can remove it or put a couple of tac welds on it!!

Posted on May 21, 2009

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I just took mine off to keep it from rattling, and bought a heat resistant header tape and placed the tape right over the Catalytic Converter on the body it self. Good luck and keep me posted if you have any more questions.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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On 1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L EFI 6cyl the Vehicle Speed Sensor is Mounted on transmission. To removal procedure...


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  4. Unplug the VSS electrical connector.
  5. Remove the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Remove the retaining bolt from the VSS.
  7. Lift the VSS out of the transaxle.
  8. Remove the driven gear retainer and the drive gear.

To install:
  1. Inspect the O-ring on the sensor and replace if necessary.
  2. Install the driven gear and the retainer.
  3. Place the VSS into the transaxle.
  4. Tighten the retaining bolt to 36-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
  5. Install the VSS protective heat shield.
  6. Attach the VSS electrical connector.
  7. Install the catalytic converter Y-pipe.
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.



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Catalytic Converter 2002 ford taurus does the engine have to come out or just the axles? what is the best way to replace the Catalytic Converter? I have remove the heat shield and disconnected the pipe,...


SECTION 309-00: Exhaust System 2002 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Dual Converter Y-Pipe -3.0L (2V)
Special Tool(s) s2h~us~en~file=st2363a.gif~gen~ref.gif 3 Bar Engine Support
303-290A s2h~us~en~file=st1595a.gif~gen~ref.gif Engine Lifting Brackets (3.0L 2V)
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
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  1. Disconnect the catalyst monitor sensor (CMS) electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the nut and position the heat shield out of the way.
  1. Remove the nut.
  1. Remove the nut.
  1. NOTE: Support the exhaust with mechanic's wire.
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  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Remove the nuts.
  1. Remove the bolt.
  1. Using the special tools, raise the front of the engine.
  1. Raise the vehicle.
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  1. s2h~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The sharp edges on the converter can cut the CV joint boot. Make sure to protect the half-shaft boot with a suitable covering before removing the converter assembly.
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2002 taurus motor mounts how to replace


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SECTION 303-01A: Engine - 3.0L (2V) 2002 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
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303-F072 s2h~us~en~file=st1831a.gif~gen~ref.gif Lifting Eyes
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  1. Remove the valance panel.
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    • Remove nine pin-type retainers.
  1. Remove the RH catalytic converter heat shield.
    • Remove the bolt.
    • Remove the two nuts.
  1. Remove the RH engine support insulator-to-subframe nut.
  1. Remove the LH engine support insulator-to-subframe nut.
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  1. Remove the nut and two bolts retaining the rear engine support insulator.
  1. Partially lower the vehicle.
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Most likely the heat shield has corroded off and is just sitting on top of the muffler or Catalytic converter. Regardless you can remove the shield and still run the the Xterra without any problems, the OEM muffler came with a heat shield as to the after market mufflers don't have one. The Catalytic converter also has a shield and you can remove it also as the Xterra has a heat shield on the floor board it self. Most exhaust shop if honest will tell you to just remove the rattling shield if there is no exhaust leaks or no Check engine light on that monitor's the Catalytic converter's performance.
A muffler shop if shady may advise you to replace the Catalytic converter and that can go for up to and beyond $400.00, so as long as there is no leaks or check engine light on. Go right ahead and remove the rattling shield.
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