AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Rear Exhaust Pipe or Tailpipe

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Some vehicle use an intermediate pipe, also called a rear exhaust pipe. This pipe connects the front pipe with the muffler, or runs between the converter and muffler.

  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
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  3. If just the intermediate pipe is being replaced, cut it at the joints and collapse and remove the remainder from the front pipe and muffler or converter. If adjoining parts are also being replaced, the pipe may be chiseled off.
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  5. If just the tailpipe is being replaced, cut it just behind the muffler and collapse and remove the remainder from the muffler flange. Remove the tailpipe hanger.
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To install:
  1. When installing any pipe, position it in the system and make sure that it is properly aligned and has sufficient clearance at the floor pan. Position U-bolts so that the bolt shafts cover any slots in the pipe flanges. When the system is correctly aligned, tighten all U-bolts and hangers.
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