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My rear muffler has rusted through and separated from the from the rest of the muffler and just swings around. Dealership wants to charge me $1,400 for the repair as they say I need a new muffler from the catalytic convertor back. Seems a bit much as I have wrenched in the past and know the basics and also along side this lovely economy. I found a rear muffler as well as the main part that connects to the catalytic for $270.00 online. When I get this, am I going to be surprised that I need to also get gaskets or anything like that? Once they arrive, I would like to get my truck up on a lift, remove the bad pipes and mount the new ones. Just don't know if there is anything else I will need to order to make this happen. Thanks for your advice!

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If you got a kit all the hardware should come with it, if not take the new parts to the nearest parts store and buy the hardware, and some penetrating oil, exhaust parts get rusty and seize up tight, its a straightforward job

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