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I'm replacing the timing cover gasket on a 2001 vulcan. I dropped the catalytic converter Y pipe inorder to remove the oil pan. On this car, the catylitic converter for the RH exhaust manifold is routed in front of the engine. I found that I couldn't snake the catalytic converter out due to inteference with the drive shaft and the engine block. My question: Is it necessary to remove the passenger side half shaft to remove the "Y" pipe from the car?

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I'm attempting this same job this week, on an '01. What did you end up doing to get the cat/ Y-pipe out?

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I unbolted the Y-Pipe assy from the two exhaust manifolds and from the downstream component. I couldn't remove from under the car due to the interference with the half shaft. But, by lowering the y-pipe assy as far as could, I had the room I needed to remove the oil pan and timing chain cover.
Re-installing the Y-pipe was pretty tough. I raised the Y-pipe assembly into place using a floor jack while simultaneously lining up the bolts on both exhaust manifolds. It really helps to have a second person involved for that...
 
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