Ford Mustang Service Manual: Muffler - 3.8L

Removal and Installation

1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Support the rear axle with a suitable jack.

3. Remove the upper arm-to-differential bolt.

4. Remove the nut and bolt and disconnect the rear shock absorbers (18124)


4. Remove the nut and bolt and disconnect the rear shock absorbers (18124) from the axle housing.

  • Discard the nut.

5. Lower the rear axle.


5. Lower the rear axle.

6. Remove the dual converter assembly flange nuts.

7. Remove the exhaust pipe assembly (5232) from the rear exhaust hanger


7. Remove the exhaust pipe assembly (5232) from the rear exhaust hanger insulator (5260).

8. Remove the exhaust hanger insulators.


8. Remove the exhaust hanger insulators.

9. Remove the muffler (5230).


9. Remove the muffler (5230).

10. CAUTION: Do not use oil or grease-based lubricants on insulators as


10. CAUTION: Do not use oil or grease-based lubricants on insulators as they deteriorate the rubber.

NOTE: A soap-and-water solution will ease installation of the exhaust hanger insulators.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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    Muffler - 4.6L (2V)
    Removal and Installation 1. Use a jack to support and lower the rear axle. 2. Remove the upper arm-to-differential bolt. 3. Remove the nut and bolt, and disconnect the rear shock absorbers (18124) ...

    Other materials:

    Differential Case
    Rear Drive Axle and Differential   The axle housing assembly consists of a cast center section with two steel tube assemblies and a stamped differential housing cover (4033). The differential housing cover uses silicone sealant as a gasket. ...

    Removal
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    Lower Arm
    Rear Suspension (Description and Operation)   Item Part Number Description 1 18125 Rear shock absorber 2 - Rear axle driveline vibration damper 3 5A649 Rear lower suspension arm and bushing (common LH and RH) ...