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Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 2001 E-320
Location: Las Vegas
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Proper "REAR" replacement Catalytic Converter on 2001 E320 Sedan
I've come to the conclusion to properly trace down this po432 code in my 2001 E320 sedan, I need to re-insall my original exhaust pipes back on my car. The problem with them is that the rear catalytic on each side came apart internally, sounded like a diesal truck, causing me to buy a cheaper new exhaust system for my car.
I see everyone saying to use magnaflow #53005 as a replacement cat.
If you look closely at the product details of a #53005 cat, it is designed as a replacement FRONT, not the REAR catalytic converter of a dual cat exhaust.
Not sure how you could fit that as a front on an E320 exhaust system.
Secondly, is that magnaflow #53005 directional?
I replaced the rear drivers side cat with a #53005 on my generic exhaust system in the car now, and the code has came right back. The passenger side wasn't long enough to slip in to where the pipe to the muffler is, causing a leak there, which i discovered this past weekend when i was down there changing the cat.
I saw no arrow or indication of direction on it, makes me wonder if they put the heat shield over the side with the arrow?
So is magnaflow #53005 suitable as a replacement REAR catalytic converter in a 2001 E320 sedan?
Or is there an alternative brand or part number that should be used as a REAR catalytic converter on the car.
I live in Nevada, but I beleive the car originally came from California, as I'm the second owner.