92 escort catalytic conv schematic for replacement

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Old 06-06-07, 01:32 PM
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Red face 92 escort catalytic conv schematic for replacement

hi!

i was wondering if anyone knows where i can find a schematic or picture for a catalytic converter, if not thats fine i will figure it out but i have to replace one immediately and i was wondering if there is anything in particular i need to know. i have already bought the converter. i haven't had the pleasure of getting under there to look yet. i'm thinking it should be fairly simple.

i have already looked at the library at any and all books and guides they have, they have mitchell and chilton and some other mechanics books and none had anything about catalytic converters.

also, i have to fix a pinhole in the top of the gas tank, i am not sure where it is exactly, what would be the procedure on that and is there an easy way to find the hole?

one last thing.....
anyone know where the pcv valve is located on my POS??


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1992 ford escort lx-e, 1.8L, 4 cyl, 4 door sedan

anything else you need to know... ask...

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Old 06-06-07, 04:31 PM
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Cat converter - one hole in, one hole out. Probably an arrow on it for flow direction. If you have a leak on top of your gas tank, good chance it is simply the hardware for the pump and sender or associated hoses. Only thing to do is drop the tank and eyeball it. PCV probably sticks out of the valve cover.

Try looking up your vehicle on autozone.com. I would give you a link, but their site has been giving me error messages lately.
 
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Old 06-06-07, 09:32 PM
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There's an access hole under the back seat to get to the fuel pump, sender, hoses

The stock cat, or stock cat replacement, it should be very obvious once you get under there
If it's an aftermarket one-cat-fits-all, then usually you are on your own

PCV-should be mounted in the valve cover almost right in the middle
 
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Old 06-11-07, 01:30 AM
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Red face almost complete

thanks guys!!!

after i looked under the hood for a minute, i found the pcv with no problem(it was on thetop of the back of the valve cover on the left side), got the oil and filter changed, front brakes done, (ill do the back another day) (all disc... YEAH!!) got the air filter replaced.... (never had so much trouble with such a simple thing... GREAT PLACE TO PUT AN AIR FLOW METER FORD!!! :-p )

as for the cat.....
yes it was simple, but unfortunately, the bolts on the front flange were rusted so bad that they might as well have been welded on there..... BELIEVE ME I TRIED... hammer and wrench didnt work. :-( the back one came off beautifully, but monday morning i am going to have to take it to a shop, luckily i got one who will put it on for me for only $50, thats the cheapest i could find around here. then the same person can do the state inspection too... :-)

as far as the gas tank, i appreciate the input, i have not attempted anything on that one yet, its for another day, i have been working 14 hour days, so i will have to figure out when. for that one though.... you say the back seat lifts up? like the part your butt sits on? is there a certian way i should do it to avoid breaking anything? i know the back park comes forward and there is a release for that, but as for the bottom.... your input is appreciated. if its under the seat... that would explain why i smell gas INSIDE the car too when i fill it up all the way :-)

one more item for discussion.....
i have central locks, and automatic windows, there seems to be a problem with my front passenger side door.
all of the doors will not open from the inside if the auto locks are locked, not even the driver door, which i am assuming it is supposed to be that way.
however, my passenger side front door, while the central lock is working in it, (when i lock them and unlock them centrally, it locks and unlocks just fine, and by itself it locks and unlocks fine). the door will not open from the inside whether locked or unlocked. the auto window doesn't work on that one door either. all other open and the windows work, except the driver side window slows down and sounds kinda sick, like its running out of energy when i roll it up. i have no problem with breaking open the door panel on my POS but i would like some opinions on it first.

1992 ford escort lx-e 1.8L 4 cyl 4 dr sedan

thanks again

rebecca
 

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Old 06-11-07, 06:03 AM
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"...the bolts on the front flange were rusted so bad that they might as well have been welded on there..."

I'm sure you tried
That's very common for them to need to be cut off for the rust

"... you say the back seat lifts up? like the part your butt sits on? is there a certian way i should do it to avoid breaking anything? i know the back park comes forward and there is a release for that, but as for the bottom..."

Yup, the butt part
IIRC, it comes forward
There may be a release (or two) on/under the front part of the butt part
It takes some tugging and wiggling

"if its under the seat... that would explain why i smell gas INSIDE the car too when i fill it up all the way :-)"

Ah, it's only when you fill it up all the way?
Before pulling the seat out, check for a leak around/on the 'filler neck'
They seem to come loose/leak on the Escorts
It's not easy to check, as it's tucked in there and all
And it doesn't come sloshing out the filler door or anything
Gravity means it follows the neck down and drops from around the tank area

The symptoms are fuel leak when filled up over 3/4 tank (or so)
Might be worth looking into
 
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