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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Exhaust System Replacement

Removal Procedure

Special Tools

CH-6614 Chain Pipe Cutter

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Warning:

Refer to Protective Goggles and Glove Warning

Warning:

Refer to Exhaust Service Warning.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle


  2. Cut the exhaust rear muffler (2) with the CH-6614 pipe cutterat position (1).


  3. Remove the rear exhaust muffler (2) from the exhaust isolators (1).
  4. Sand smooth the front exhaust pipe for ease of installation.
  5. Remove the exhaust rear muffler.

  6. Remove the exhaust front pipe fasteners (1) and discard the gasket (2).
  7. Remove the 3-way catalytic converter (4) from the exhaust isolators (3).

  8. Lower the intermediate exhaust front muffler pipe (5).
  9. Remove and transfer the catalytic converter, if necessary.
Installation Procedure

    Install the exhaust rear muffler (2) into the exhaust isolators (1).
  1. Install the exhaust rear muffler (2) into the exhaust isolators (1).

  2. Install the intermediate exhaust front muffler (5) to the front exhaust hanger isolators (2).

  3. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.

  4. Install the 3-way catalytic converter (4) into the exhaust Isolators (3) with a NEW gasket (2) and tighten the fasteners (1) to 17 Y (13 lb ft)

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  5. Install the new rear exhaust muffler (2) into the exhaust isolators.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Start the engine and check for exhaust leaks.

  8. Position the exhaust front pipe (3) into the exhaust muffler clamp.

    Note:

    There are 3 different exhaust muffler clamps depending on the diameter of the exhaust pipe.

  9. Install the rear exhaust muffler (2) into the exhaust muffler clamp and tighten the bolt (1) to 50 Y (37 lb ft)

    .

  10. Lower the vehicle.
  11. Start the engine and check for exhaust leaks.
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Catalytic Converter Heat Shield Replacement (LUV)
Catalytic Converter Heat Shield Replacement Callout Component Name Warning: Refer to Exhaust Service Warning. ...

Other materials:

Engine Overheating
The vehicle has an indicator to warn of the engine overheating. If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, get service help right away. See Roadside Assistance Program. If the decision is made to lift the hood, make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface. T ...

Seat Adjustment
Manual Seats Warning: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving. Adjust the driver seat only when the vehicle is not moving. To adjust a manual seat: Pull the handle at the front of the seat. Slide the ...

Camshaft Installation
Special Tools EN-422 Installer For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: Coat with MoS 2 lubricating paste. Refer to Adhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealers. Install the intake camshaft (1). Note: Note the identification mark ...

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