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MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converter Installation - 2007 Toyota Prius

Today on our 2007 Toyota Prius, we'll be installing the MagnaFlow Ceramic Catalytic Converter Direct Fit, part number MF49752. Now to begin our install, we'll first locate the catalytic converters and the attachment points. We have several. We have an O2 sensor that will have to be removed. We'll have to cut our pipe here behind the second catalytic converter and we'll have to disconnect it from the manifold. At the manifold, it's secured with two spring bolts, one on each side.


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  • How Many Catalytic Converters Are Installed in 2002 Lexus ES300
  • The 2002 Lexus ES falls into the 4th generation of this design and if equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine it has three catalytic converters, according to my contact at MagnaFlow. The front converter is part # MF50821. The rear converters are parts # MF26214 and # MF50260. These are all bolt-on products; no welding is required. None of these items are approved by the state of California. I have linked each of these parts, but please note that the product images on our web pages are not...
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  • Difference Between Metallic and Ceramic MagnaFlow Catalytic Converters
  • I contacted our representative at MagnaFlow about the differences in the metallic and ceramic catalytic converters. The representative informed me that the metallic catalytic converters, like part # MF59956 are a bit stronger and would be good for applications where the catalytic converter is close to the header as they can handle more heat. The metallic ones are usually used on OBD1 applications. The ceramic catalytic converters, such as part # MF99659HM, are not as strong and usually...
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  • Recommend Replacement Catalytic Converters For 1996 Ford Explorer
  • Depending on which motor your 1996 Ford Explorer is equipped with will depend on how many and which catalytic converters you will need. If you have the V6 4.0 liter motor, you will need to replace the the front and rear converter. For this we have the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter, part # MF23313, (49 state approved) which is a direct fit replacement. If you have the V8 5.0 liter motor, you will need to replace a total of 4 catalytic converters. For the driver side...
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  • What is the Direction of Flow for Universal Catalytic Converter # MF53004
  • I spoke with my contact at MagnaFlow and found out that the universal fit catalytic converter is reversible so it does not matter which way the flow goes. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the vehicle i can tell you what converter options we have that will fit.
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  • Direction of Installation for the MagnaFlow # 59959 Catalytic Converter
  • Yes, the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Universal, item # MF59959, can be installed in either direction. If a catalytic converter must be installed in a particular direction there will be markings on the outside of the converter itself. I have linked an FAQ article on catalytic converters.
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  • 50 State Universal Catalytic Converter for a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo with 3.5 Liter Motor
  • You can install a universal 50 state approved catalytic converter on your 2004 Isuzu Rodeo as long as the one you choose has the proper ports and is the right size. If you do this and have it professionally installed then it should not have a problem passing the emissions inspection. I have included a link to all of the universal fit 50 state approved converters that we carry. We do not currently offer O2 sensors. You should be able to pick up the correct one from an auto parts store...
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  • Passenger and Driver side Catalytic Converter Recommendations for a 4WD Ford F-150 with a 4.6L V8
  • For your 1997, 4x4, Ford F-150 with a 4.6 liter V8 you would need a MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Direct-Fit, part # MF23345, for the passenger side and a MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Direct-Fit, part # MF23344, for the driver side. This catalytic converter is vehicle-specific, so the included clamps and hooks connect to the factory flanges and hanger locations, making installation quick and easy. It includes Mandrel bent tubes that reduce exhaust...
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  • Will CA-Emissions-Equipped 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Ron More Slowly Than Other Tahoes
  • I cannot state conclusively whether or not your Tahoe, which originated in California, will have less acceleration capability than a similar vehicle. This will depend on more factors than the just the type of catalytic converters employed, such as the condition of the engine tune, other aftermarket equipment, engine mileage, fuel grade used, etc. Top speed is usually governed by the vehicle computer and may be the same for those originating in CA and those from elsewhere. Generally speaking...
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  • Error Code P0420 After Replacing Exhaust Manifold Gasket and Using MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter
  • The most common things that can cause a P0420 error code are bad oxygen sensors, engine coolant temperature sensor malfunction (does not seem likely given what you have said), leaking exhaust, or a bad catalytic converter. Since you had a manifold gasket issue, it sounds like there could still be a leak in the system somewhere. This can happen with gasket replacement if any remnants of the old gasket were still on the block or manifold when the new one was installed. It could also...
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  • Replacement Catalytic Coverter Recommendation for 2003 Toyota Corolla
  • We offer a direct-fit, 49 state legal (except for California) catalytic converter for your Corolla, part # MF93200. The converter you referenced, part # MF36760, is for a Nissan Maxima or Pulsar.
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  • Is there Platinum or Gold in Catalytic Converters
  • Typically catalytic converters will have a honeycomb substrate that is coated with a metal catalyst. Usually platinum, rhodium and/or palladium. Check out the FAQ article I attached on catalytic converters.
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  • Differences Between Ceramic Catalytic Converters and Stainless Steel Converters
  • In order to have a complete exhaust system for your 2001 Chevy Suburban you will need a cat-back system like a MagnaFlow Exhaust System # MF15798. Instructions link attached. When it comes to catalytic converters the general consensus is that a ceramic converter will be more efficient at removing unburnt fuel, but the metal converters will flow better, which might give more power. The ceramic converters recommended for your car are the: MagnaFlow Direct Fit Ceramic Catalytic Converter,...
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  • Direction of Exhaust Flow for Installation of the MagnaFlow # 23886 Direct Fit Catalytic Converter
  • I spoke with our technical contact at MagnaFlow, and the flanges on both ends of the Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter, # MF23886, are the same, so direction of flow does not matter for this converter. This converter is a direct fit converter that is 49 state legal. If you would like to let me know the year-make-model of your vehicle and the state you live in, I would be glad to make a specific recommendation for you.
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  • Availability of a Catalytic Converter to Fit a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6
  • The MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter that will work on the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 3.0 Liter V6 is the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Universal - California Approved, item # MF41005. This is the rear catalytic converter only. The 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse with 3.0 Liter V6 also has a front pre-converter and a rear pre-converter. The replacements for those parts are the MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter, front pre-converter, item...
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  • California Approved Catalytic Converter Options for a 1996 Toyota Tacoma with 2.4 Liter Engine
  • According to MagnaFlow, there are 2 options for California approved catalytic converters that will fit a 1996 Toyota Tacoma with a 2.4 liter engine. There is a universal fit and a direct fit. The universal fit is part # MF46004. The direct fit is # MF46882 (it is California approved for some years and engine sizes, but not others. For your 1996 Tacoma with the 2.4 liter, MagnaFlow has indicated that it is California approved).
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  • Catalytic Converter For Installation on a 2000 Toyota Celica GT
  • The MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Direct-Fit - California Approved, item # MF39476, is designed to fit on 1987 to 1995 GM Trucks and is not recommended for the 2000 Celica GT. For your Celica we have the Universal (weld in) MagnaFlow Stainless Steel Catalytic Converter - Universal - California Approved, item # MF46004. If you would like a direct fit converter you can use the Magnaflow Direct fit Catalytic Converter, item # MF46610, which will connect to the OEM...
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  • Availability of Catalytic Converter and Exhaust For 2004 Nissan Frontier 4WD V6 Crew Cab 6 Foot Bed
  • If you have the V6 3.3L Supercharged engine you will have two catalytic converters. There is one on the drivers side towards the front and one on the passenger side towards the front. The drivers side would be MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter, part # MF49478, and the passengers side would be MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter, part # MF49477. If you have the V6 3.3L normally aspirated engine you will have a total of 4 catalytic converters. The two in front on the drivers and passenger side and...
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  • Replacement Catalytic Converter for a 1994 Ford F-350 with 7.5 Liter Engine
  • For a direct fit catalytic converter for a 1994 Ford F-350 with a 7.5 liter engine, you would need to use # MF55300. This converter was designed as a direct replacement for the factory converter on the truck. For a universal fit, there are 3 options for a 7.5 liter engine. We have # MF95505, with 2-1/4 inch inlet/outlet diameter. Then we have # MF95506 with 2-1/2 inch inlet/outlet diameter. And we have # MF95509 with a 3 inch diameter inlet/outlet. The diagrams of the universal converters...
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  • Which Catalytic Converters Fit a 1999 Toyota Tacoma
  • The correct catalytic converter for your 1999 Toyota Tacoma is going to depend on the engine it has in it. I have listed out the options for you below: 2.4L, Direct Fit = # MF23886 2.4L, California, Direct Fit = # MF23758 2.7L, Direct Fit = # MF23770 3.4L, 2 wheel drive, Direct Fit = # MF23760 or # MF46697 3.4L, 4 wheel drive, Direct Fit = # MF46882 Converter # MF91033 is not listed as a fit for your truck.
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  • Is the MagnaFlow Catalytic Converter Inlent/Outlet Measurement the Inner or Outer Diameter
  • I spoke with my contact at MagnaFlow and he stated that on the Catalytic Converter # MF91004, the 2 inch inlet/outlet measurement is the internal diameter of the pipes. If you can tell me the year, make, and model of the vehicle, there may be several catalytic converters that will fit, some custom fit and some universal.
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