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Exhaust How easy is it change the resonator pipe, gasket, hanger, and muffler assembly on a 96 Honda Accord, and if it's pretty easy, how would I go about doing it?

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Very easy it all bolts together if original

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Last time. I have Ford focus 2003 sedan dohc 2L. I lost a part from exhaust system. from back to front I see 1. tail pipe 2. rectangular box shaped part? Lunch Box? 3. missing part Muffler?


Starting from the front, coming off the exhaust manifold should have, 1. Exhaust pipe, 2. Catalytic converter, 3. Exhaust pipe, 4. Resonator, 5. Tail pipe. Also, there should be an Oxygen sensor somewhere around the catalytic converter.

Jul 02, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight PipeSubject: DIY Replace Back...


DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight PipeSubject: DIY Replace Back Muffler / Resonator with Straight Pipe
Title: Increase Fuel MPG by Replacing Back Muffler

Overview:
When your back muffler fails, and or if you want a bit more gas milage, replacing the back muffler with a straight pipe seems to work fine and increase MPG. This is much cheaper than purchasing a back muffler with DIY or to have a local customer shop install a straight pipe.

Symptoms:
Back muffler failing, onion peeling and / or holes in the back muffler.

Experience Level:
Medium

Tools Needed:
Hack Saw, Ratchets, Wrenches, etc.

Time Needed:
About 1 hour:

Parts Needed:
Pipe parts from local auto store. Exhaust sealers, hangers, pipe tip (stainless)

Procedure:
Remove the back muffler by cutting the pipe before the muffler about 2 inches in front of the muffler. Replace with straight pipe components or have a shop do it. You will need some time to get it 100% right. It took me a couple of tries.

Outcome:
- Money savings in replacement.
- Slightly louder, but not much. Actually a better sound (subjective)
- 1-5 MPG gas savings, especially on open road.

Discussion:
I have done this on a 99 9-5 I4 for about 1 year now and it seems to be working fine. I am getting about 3+ MPG on the open road since this was done. It is an automatic with 140k miles solid 29-30 MPG with regular fuel on the open road. I really do not see the need for the back muffler / resonator at the present time.

I will be doing this on a 2001 V6 wagon soon. The muffler will be failing soon.

on Jan 17, 2010 | Saab 9 5 Cars & Trucks

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What exactly is muffler drone?


an un baffled exhaust noise
causes the drone

resonators explained
How Mufflers Work
that set up has no back pressure on the exhaust manifold
almost straight pipe system


I didn't have this problem when i was running my factory mufflers and resonator.

you took out the resonator

Oct 30, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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2002 Honda Accord makes loud exhaust sounding noise


The O2 sensor could have come loose, also look around the area of the O2 sensor for any cracks in the pipe, look for black coloring on the pipe, this will indicate the leak area. As exhaust smoke is blackish and will coat the leaking area.

Jun 28, 2014 | 2002 Honda Accord

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2003 ford focus catalytic converter location


SECTION 309-00: Exhaust System 2003 Focus Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Procedure revision date: 01/24/2003 Exhaust System adobe.gif Printable View (214 KB) Vehicles with 2.0L Zetec-E enginee0008758.gif
Item Part Number Description 1 - Bracket 2 - Gasket 3 - Catalytic converter 4 - Bracket 5 - Gasket 6 - Front muffler 7 - Rear muffler 8 - Hanger 9 - Flexible pipe

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Item Part Number Description 1 - Gasket 2 - Catalytic converter 3 - Bracket 4 - Gasket 5 - Front muffler 6 - Rear muffler 7 - Hanger 8 - Bracket 9 - Flexible pipe

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Item Part Number Description 1 5G232 Catalytic converter 2 5K222 Mounting bracket 3 5K282 Head shield 4 9451 Gasket 5 5A262 Insulator 6 5E292 Converter and muffler assembly 7 9448 Gasket 8 5G203 Flex Pipe NOTE: The exhaust systems shown in this section are production systems.
The exhaust systems are of a two-piece construction for production and five-piece construction for service.
Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter fitted to the Focus range resembles a small muffler. Because of the high temperatures at which the catalytic converter operates, the vehicle body areas around the catalytic converter are protected by heat shields. The catalytic converter controls three emissions; Hydro carbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
Catalyst deactivation due to poisoning
Sulphur (S) in the fuel can cause deactivation of the catalyst.
Lead (Pb) in fuel can cause a severe deactivation at levels above 5 mg per liter of fuel. It is therefore essential that vehicles with catalytic converters always operate on unleaded fuel.
Zinc (Zn) and phosphorus (P) present in some oils, can cause deactivation if oil consumption is high.
The effect of sulphur is felt most if it is released from the catalytic converter as hydrogen sulphide (H2S). This has an unpleasant odor similar to rotten eggs. Changing the fuel manufacturer may help in reducing this phenomena.
To minimize H2S emissions, it is essential that the idle CO level is within specification and that the engine emission system is functioning correctly. For additional information, refer to Section 303-08A or Section 303-08B.
ani_caut.gif CAUTION: If temperatures exceeding 900°C are achieved the catalyst substrates will start to deteriorate. It is important that the cause is defined and rectified if subsequent melts are to be prevented.
Catalyst melts are normally accompanied by loss of power due to excessive back pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 303-07A or Section 303-07B.
High substrate temperatures are caused by the ignition or the fuel systems. For additional information, refer to Section 303-07A or Section 303-07B.
Misfires at high engine speed may result in an almost instantaneous melt.

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Mar 07, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Tailpipe is hanging very low


Hi. Under or near the tailpipe, there are rubber and sometimes steel hangers that are placed onto the sides of the pipe structure. These move with the assembly to provide little flexibility during travel. These hangers also are there to keep the pipe/muffler assembly from dragging or hanging to low. When the hanger assembly becomes unstable or damaged, it will allow the tail pipe assembly to hang low or sometimes drag the ground when you hit a bump. The necessary actions are to raise the vehicle high so that you can inspect the exhaust tail pipe assembly for broken hangers or steel bracing devices. replace any rubber hangers that may be snapped or missing form their respective locations. If you are uncomfortable with raising the vehicle, i would take the unit to a local muffler/exhaust shop for the inspection.

Aug 25, 2010 | 2003 GMC Yukon Denali

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I have a 1995 honda accord 209,000 miles,my car leaks antifreeze out of the muffler whenever i refill it,but i dont see any white smoke or have had any problems with it overheating..i recently changed the...


There is NO way water can get inside the muffler / exhaust pipe without evaporating, and causing a white smoke at the tailpipe. Additionally, in order to get inside, you would get major power and idling problems. I would look at the cooling circuits near the firewall ( cooling hoses to the internal heater, for example) because one of them must be dripping water externally onto the exhaust pipe or muffler. If the car never overheats, there is a possibility that you are simply overfilling the cooling water bottle. The full mark for accord bottles, is waaay down, it looks as if the bottle was empty. As soon as the engine heats up, it will send excess water overboard.

Apr 19, 2010 | 2002 Honda Accord

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I have a 1999 ford f150 exhaust pipe and muffler


did the flange come apart or did the pipe break, if the pipe broke then you will have to replace the system fron the flange back, these exhaust systems look good but corrode from the inside out, get a new system i will probably come in three pieces, and new hangers, its pretty straightforward

Nov 26, 2009 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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The pipe leading to the muffler snapped in half due to rust. Is this a "diy" project or is it best to take it in to my mechanic?


it is best to take it to the muffler shops , it is a under the car project and is very messy , lots of falling rust stuck (rusted together ) parts and it is almost impossible to refit the new pipes and there could be alterations to the hangers . save yourself a headache the labor on replacing a exhaust system is not that much your going to have close to the same cost doing it yourself .

Sep 05, 2009 | 1991 Honda Accord

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