Re: help: replace muffler


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Posted by Peter (170.218.219.21) on 14:21:23 08/04/11

In Reply to: help: replace muffler posted by peter

: I need to replace the muffler on my Chevy Lumina sedan ('97). I can get a walker 18581 muffler on Amazon for $45. I looked at the muffler on the car but it looks like it is welded on because I don't see any pipe clamps on it. I also don't see a connection anywhere close to the muffler.
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: Can I replace this myself without welding or a torch (beside a basic propane one)? How do I get the old one off and can I connect the new one with just a clamp? I can't tell from the Walker web site if the new one can be bolted or welded.
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: any ideas?
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: - Peter



I just spoke with Walker tech support and they indicate that the new muffler bolts on to the pipe. My thought then is that I cut off the old muffler with my sawzall leaving as much of the pipe as I can. The new muffler has a 3" pipe that slides over the exhaust pipe and is bolted in. As long as I don't cut outmore than 2.5" of pipe, I think it should fit. Am I on the right track? Any tricks I need to know?

- Peter



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