Chevrolet Full Size Cars 1979-1989

Tailpipe

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Safety glasses should be worn at all times when working on or near the exhaust system. Older exhaust systems will almost always be covered with loose rust particles which will shower you when disturbed. These particles are more than a nuisance and could injure your eye.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely using jackstands.
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  3. Spray all fasteners which are to be disconnected using a penetrating oil.
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  5. Loosen and remove the hanger clamps from the tailpipe.
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  7. Remove the tailpipe-to-muffler clamp.
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  9. Disengage the tailpipe from the muffler and remove the tailpipe.
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  11. Inspect the tailpipe hangers; replace, if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Add sealer to the connecting surfaces.
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  3. Engage the tailpipe to the muffler, then loosely install the retaining clamp.
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  5. Install the hanger clamps to the tailpipe.
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  7. Check the clearance and tighten the attachments.
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  9. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
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  11. Run the engine and check for leaks, but be careful NOT to touch the hot exhaust pipes.
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