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Old 06-25-2003, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed that my muffler wiggles around quite easily. I remember a while back, it used to be stiffer and doesn't move as much. Is it suppose to be like that, loose and wiggling around a lot? Or is it suppose to be stiff and not move that much?
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relatively stiff, check the rubber damper that the muffler is hung on and see if it's worn or something.
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have you looked under the car yet ? you might have a broken hanger or like trigger said a worn out dampener. check all weilds and supports , its should be a straight forward diagnosis. good luck
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i wouldnt worry about it unless it really bothers you. my muffler wiggles alot, but is on there good and doesnt make any noise or rattles
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actually it's suppossed to be on there tight... check your nuts and bolts down below...
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excessive play in the exhaust mounting will cause more problems further down the road
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