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Where can I find the technical plans for a Mercury Sable. I

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Where can I find the technical plans for a Mercury Sable. I need to figure out how many catalytic converter's I have.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

Hi, My name is***** can help you with your question about converters. What size engine do you have? What year is your Mercury Sable?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
2004 6 3L
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Does that help?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Doesn't ford just have a website with technical details of the cars they manufacture ?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

Ford does have a web site for dealers only.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What can I see to try and fix my car myself. I can't afford to have a mechanic fix it so I'm going to try and do it myself. I need to know how many catalytic converter's my car has.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I need to know what to order
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

You have 3 converters. One near each manifold and one where both pipes come together. Here is a picture. Please accept answer and rate me 5 STARS. Thanks.

http://images.wrenchead.com/Smartpages/partinfo_resize/MER/100376.jpg

Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

Please accept the answer and rate 5 stars please so I can get credit for helping you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't understand which of those things are converters. Can you show me a picture of underneath the car?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Nothing in that technical plan is labeled as a converter.
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

The first three items in this picture from left is converters.

http://images.wrenchead.com/Smartpages/partinfo_resize/MER/100399.jpg

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
2409 is not a converter?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
98 is?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
98 is like "z" shaped?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Counting for two of the converters, right?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

Correct the 98 is and the two small ones to the left are. The 2409 is a muffler. The picture is only a likeness to your system so you get a better idea of what to look for in the first picture I sent you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
then the 3, which isn't numbered in your diagram, can be bypassed. Is that correct?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

It is against the Federal Law to remove them and I do not have directions to do that.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Two of the converters are on one part when I order it?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

Yes the front two or ones that connect to exhaust manifolds. Then the last one is separate.

Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

You have anymore questions for me? If not then please accept answer and rate me 5 STARS. Thanks.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can you send me part numbers?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

No. The parts are not available from Ford anymore. You will need to get them aftermarket.

Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

I have the original Ford part numbers if you want them?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Would that help me? Do they have a name?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 8 months ago.

I need you to accept answer and put in the good rating for me to give you the part numbers?