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WARNING: IF TORCHES ARE USED WHEN WORKING ON THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, WEAR PROTECTIVE EYE COVERING AND DO NOT ALLOW THE FLAME NEAR THE FUEL LINES.

CAUTION: When servicing or replacing exhaust system components, be sure to disconnect all oxygen sensor connectors. Allowing the exhaust system to hang by the harness will damage the wiring and/or sensor.

REMOVAL

(1) Disconnect battery negative cable.

(2) Raise vehicle on hoist.

(3) Remove muffler to exhaust pipe/catalytic converter and tailpipe clamps (Fig. 10).

(4) Remove tailpipe from hanger isolator. Heat muffler to tailpipe with an oxygen/acetylene torch and twist tailpipe out of muffler.

(5) Disconnect muffler from hanger isolators (Fig.

10).

(6) Heat muffler to exhaust pipe/catalytic converter connection and twist muffler off of converter pipe.

INSTALLATION

(1) Install muffler to exhaust pipe/catalytic converter and tailpipe. Install exhaust clamps and start nuts by hand.

(2) Connect muffler to rear muffler hanger.

(3) Connect tailpipe to rear hanger.

(4) Align muffler and tighten exhaust clamp nuts to 42 N*m (31 ft. lbs.).

(5) Lower vehicle and connect battery negative cable.

(6) Start engine and check for exhaust leaks.

Fig. 10 Muffler Removal/Installation Fig. 10 Muffler Removal/Installation

1 - CATALYTIC CONVERTER WITH PIPE

2 - REAR MUFFLER HANGER

3 - MUFFLER

4 - CLAMP

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