Ford Mustang Service Manual: 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)


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

  • Discard the nut.

4. Lower the rear axle.


4. Lower the rear axle.

5. Remove the dual converter assembly nuts. (RH shown, LH similar.)

6. Remove the RH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.


6. Remove the RH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.

7. Remove the RH muffler (5230) from the rear exhaust hanger insulator


7. Remove the RH muffler (5230) from the rear exhaust hanger insulator (5260).

8. Remove the LH muffler (5230) from the rear exhaust hanger insulator


8. Remove the LH muffler (5230) from the rear exhaust hanger insulator (5260).

9. Remove the LH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.


9. Remove the LH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.

10. Remove the LH and RH mufflers.


10. Remove the LH and RH mufflers.

11. CAUTION: Do not use oil or grease-based lubricants on the


11. CAUTION: Do not use oil or grease-based lubricants on the 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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