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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