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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:30 pm
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Default how can I get a rusted old muffler off my car? I try almost everything!?

the old owner didn't really take care of the car...
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:33 pm
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go to muffler shop...I have a sawz all...
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:36 pm
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Nothing a Sawzall cannot handle.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:38 pm
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Sawzall, muffler shop, sledgehammer, you could try backing up onto a high curb.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:40 pm
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she's a girl ...use a "hack" saw
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:42 pm
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Go to a muffler shop and they will cut the muffler off and weld a new one on. Usually, if the muffler is rusted out, there are other issues with the exhaust system that will need attention that you do not have the equipment or the expertise to address. Let's face it, you don't want carbon monoxide poisoning as you are driving down the interstate at 70mph. Let the experts take care of this one. It is money well worth spent.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:46 pm
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Bring it to a muffler shop and have them "hot wrench" (torch) it off. Or invest in a hacksaw with several sharp blades and cut it off yourownself!
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:48 pm
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Heat usually will loosen the rust and expand the piping which will loosen the muffler. However a muffler shop is the best place to take it and have it replaced.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:52 pm
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sawsall...or the long version...hack saw
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:54 pm
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Sawzall, but be careful...if the rest of the exhaust pipes from the catalytic converter back is fine, then you have to cut as close to the muffler as possible. Not doing so will cost more money because you will have to replace the exhaust from the cat. It is also a good idea to get parts before you start cutting stuff off. Once the muffler is off, then stick a new one on. Be sure to use the factory muffler hangers and bolts to secure the muffler. Also, it is a good idea to buy a muffler clamp and clamp down the area where you connect the exhaust pipe and the new muffler. But don't tighten the bolts too much, you don't want to collapse the pipe. If that seems to much for you, then take it to a muffler shop. They should be able to do all of that in half an hour and it shouldn't cost you more than 60 bucks.
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