Posted by Troy Rudolph on September 17, 1997 at 16:51:24:
In Reply to: installing rear muffler posted by john craven on
September 16, 1997 at 20:15:48:
If you want to do it like the book says, you need a tubing cutter and
some welding equipment (wire-feed is good). If not, you need a tubing
cutter and some clamps.
Get the car up on jack stands. You can just raise the rear if you
Prop up the exhaust system with a jack stand under the center
resonator so you don't have to remove the entire system (at the
exhaust manifold!). Then remove the "rubber bands" in front of and
behind the rear muffler.
Look just in front of the rear muffler for some bulges in the exhaust
pipes. Cut at the rearmost part of the bulge through the outer pipe
only. Once you've done that you should able to remove the rear muffler
by yanking it backward (toward the rear of the car). If it's stuck in
the joint, use a hammer on the muffer casing to drive it backward.
To install the new muffer, put the pipes together. Reinstall the
"rubber bands" in front of and behind the muffler. If everything is
lined up nice, then weld the joints (or clamp them). If not, try
twisting the muffler one way or the other until it all looks straight.
Then weld (or clamp).
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