How to Replace a Muffler

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Muffler . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Floor Jack
  • Mallet Hammer
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Scraper Set
  • Jack Stand Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Muffler
  • Penetrating Oil

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $122.75 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $247.62 parts and labor


  • Park the vehicle on a flat surface and raise the rear of the vehicle with floor jack as you will find muffler in the rear of your vehicle.
  • Support the vehicle on the jack stands to make sure that it will not fall over you while working underneath the vehicle.
  • Use penetrating lubricant spray on the exhaust clamp bolts. This will help you remove the bolts easily. Unfasten the clamp bolts holding the muffler to the exhaust.
  • Take the old muffler out.
  • Position the new muffler in place and secure it with clamp bolts to the exhaust.
  • Take a small test drive to ensure that new muffler is properly installed.

Tips & Warning

  • Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent injuries while working on your vehicle such as safety goggles, latex gloves, and closed toe shoes.

Further Reading

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