Ford Mustang Service Manual: Exhaust System (Diagnosis and Testing)

Symptom Chart

Condition Possible Sources Action
  • Noisy or leaking exhaust
  • Broken or loose clamps, hangers or isolators.
  • Punctures in the muffler (5230).
  • Broken, loose or missing exhaust manifold fasteners or gaskets.
  • Loose heated oxygen or catalyst monitor sensor.
  • REPAIR as necessary.
  • Exhaust system misalignment.

 

  • Broken or loose catalyst internal components.
  • REPAIR as necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ALIGN exhaust system.

 

  • LOOSEN all fasteners joining the exhaust system and SHAKE the system to isolate the concern. REPAIR as necessary
  • Loss of power
  • Kinked or damaged exhaust pipe.
  • Clogged three-way catalytic converter (5F250).
  • Foreign object in the exhaust system.
  • REPAIR as necessary.
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