Ford Mustang (1999-2004) 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.

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

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

  • Discard the nut.

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

4. Lower the rear axle.

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

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

6. Remove the RH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

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

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

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

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

9. Remove the LH intermediate exhaust hanger insulator.

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

10. Remove the LH and RH mufflers.

Muffler - 4.6L (2V)

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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