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RamLove 09-18-2012 10:03 PM

Replacing Muffler: NEED HELP!
 
I got my new muffler and now comes the fun of putting it on.

I removed both of the clamps (One on either side of the muffler), and tried to jimmy it off but to no avail.

Where Should I go from here? I was thinking to take off the back end of the exhaust (muffler back) and push the muffler off that way, but it seems like a lot of work. Would it be easier to pull of the intermediate pipe and go forward with the muffler? PLEASE HELP!!

ShiftJockey 09-18-2012 10:05 PM

Try spreading the muffler inlet and outlet pipes a bit with a large screwdriver, then spray in some penetrating oil or Rust Buster. Let it set, then try to rotate the muffler to break the corrosion at the connections.

RamLove 09-19-2012 04:23 PM

Alright, I noticed the pipe has a little bump on either end to prevent twisting or moving back and forth. I don't know if this will prevent my new muffler from going on as well, but i'll think that when I get there.

LRS360 09-28-2012 09:38 AM

I've never had any luck removing stock exhaust from a car. Everything I've worked on has been more than 7 years old and from here in Missouri, so the rust has always been pretty bad. I always end up cutting my exhaust pipe with a saw and then clamping new on with a band style exhaust clamp like one of these.

Good Luck.

Oldskoolram 11-04-2012 07:51 AM

I agree with LRS360,use a sawzall and cut off the old muffler at the connections if you can. If you arent too attached to your tailpipe now is a goos time to ditch it. Cut the old stuff in sections,and install the new muffler with a turndown its very easy and quick to do. I would say you could have the whole thing done start to finish in about 30 mins or less by yourself. Good luck and enjoy the rumble. Oh BTW what muffler did you get?

RamLove 03-28-2013 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldskoolram (Post 929193)
I agree with LRS360,use a sawzall and cut off the old muffler at the connections if you can. If you arent too attached to your tailpipe now is a goos time to ditch it. Cut the old stuff in sections,and install the new muffler with a turndown its very easy and quick to do. I would say you could have the whole thing done start to finish in about 30 mins or less by yourself. Good luck and enjoy the rumble. Oh BTW what muffler did you get?

Sorry it took me so long. I ended up going with the Magnaflow.


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