Any ideas on removing a rusty POS muffler? I can't get it removed from the CAT. I have used some "break free" stuff, pounded the shit out of it, and wiggled and waggled, but can't get it to move more than a 1/4 inch.
Also, what is the magic trick to remove the tailpipe. I have it free from the muffler, but I can't figure out the weird contortion needed here. I have tried everything my limited mental capacity can come up with, and still no love.
Any thoughts are appreciated and a six-pack to the winning answer!
yeah birdhunter has the right advise i had to replace mine and what i did was cut it off at the cat, left bout 5 inches and then jacked it up and threaded it out. then redid it in reverse to put the new one in, and then did some trimming on the old pipe so the new one would be as snug to the cat as possible. not to difficult but just have to be patient
The clamp has put in crease in the pipe. You have to use a acetylene torch, get the fitting nice and red and it will come apart. As far as the pipe, like someone said, jack up the Jeep "body" not the axle and you will have plenty of room.
2013 WRANGLER SPORT 2 DR., V-6 ,AUTO,HARD TOP
(Sold)1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, Bestop top
/w steel half door and slider windows
5 speed, 2.5" lift, 31" tires,rack lights
I ended up using a saws all and cut the old pipe out, then used it to cut the at the base of the muffler pipe that leads to the cat. That left me with just a piece of the muffler left, and cut into it a little, then used a pry to get it off, worked like a charm.
I took the suggestion of lifting just the driver side, and was able to snake the new pipe in....thanks again. (I have another unrelated question, but will start a new thread for it.)