REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Allow ample time for the exhaust system to cool down. Saturate all bolts, nuts and clamps with a penetrating spray and allow 5 minutes to soak in.
- Remove the front muffler hanger and the tail pipe hanger.
- Remove the rear pipe-to-muffler clamp.
- If possible, heat the rear exhaust pipe joints until cherry red. Otherwise, using a flat chisel, pry between the joints to loosen the pipe from the muffler.
- Place a block of wood against the front of the muffler and drive the muffler rearward to disengage the rear pipe.
- Drive the muffler into the rear pipe.
- Install both front and tail pipe muffler hangers loosely.
- Align the muffler ensuring that there is ample clearance between the muffler and any undercar components.
- Install and tighten the rear pipe-to-muffler clamp.
- If necessary, tighten the muffler hangers.
- Start the engine and inspect for any exhaust leaks or contact with the body. If a leak is found, tighten the clamp some more. Overtightening the clamps can also cause exhaust leaks by distorting the joints. If this has happened, loosen the clamp, turn 90 degrees, then retighten the clamp.