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Need new catalytic converter. Looked under truck to find the muffler is before the cat and the connecting flange is cut off by Midas a few years ago. Can I mount the cat behind the muffler, and how to connect without a matching flange on the exhaust pipe? Rich Fowler

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? How has your MPG been lately?

79000, 15 mpg city driving

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

Chevy s10 1998 4cyl, 2.2 ltr

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S10 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Replaced starter , also alternator and blend valve door

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Guess not

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Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

you cannot mount the catalytic converter before the muffler. if the flanges were cut off you are going to need an entirely new exhaust to conform with fed emission regulations

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
is there no clamp or bracket of some sort to attach to pipe?
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

there are clamps and short pieces of the exhaust pipe and even separate flanges you can but, but everything will need to be pieced together and I made a mistake, the cat HAS to go before the muffler.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you for the ideas.
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

youre welcome

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