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Old 04-18-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Separating resonator from converter pipe

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I bought a Walker resonator and muffler. I was wondering how I separate the resonator pipe from the converter pipe. I ground down what I thought was a nut but nothing came loose.
I have a two bolt flange. (I see some that are three in diagrams)

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Old 04-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Separating resonator from converter pipe

There is no separating them without cutting the pipe

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Separating resonator from converter pipe

Solved the first problem, I just didn't grind down enough.
Now I have to figure out how to get the new pipe in over the axle.
I might need to borrow taller jack stands to get the angle correct

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Old 04-19-2014, 06:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Separating resonator from converter pipe

Got that too, job is done. I took the shock bolt out and that let the suspension drop more so I could fit the pipe through.
While the car was in the air I also replaced the shocks. 117K miles I was a bit behind in that matter.

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