Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 08-17-2010, 11:20 AM
deerman2701 deerman2701 is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 24
Default Taking off the muffler

so i recently tryed taking off the muffler to install a new one with no luck

are there some kind of trick to get it off?

i took off the c clamps holding it on and wailing on it with a hammer with no luck? what am i doing wrong?
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 11:25 AM
Ranger_EDGE Ranger_EDGE is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,522
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

its welded on there lmao jkjk cut the the hanger and make a new one. they did that with mine
-1995 ford ranger prerunner, 4.0, 4x4, 5-speed, 62k original miles, 2.5 radflo bypass front and 2.5 radflo triple bypass rear, deavers f23, 4.56 gears front and back, 07 seats, 07 mirrors, 35x12.50 bfg a/t, 4" fiberwerk glass front and rear, eagle alloy rims, 6k hid heads, two 8k hid off road lights, 34" led light bar, bed/roll cage/engine cage, 25 gallon fuel cell, cut and extended beams/radius arms
-2000 ford SVT f150 lightning -SOLD Lifted 2001 Ford Ranger EDGE, April's 2012 TOTM
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 03:42 PM
TMO TMO is offline
Ford Pickup
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 118
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

I just unbolted mine under the cab and pulled off the rest of the pipe
2001 XLT 4x4 white Ranger- Cherry Bomb Extreme. CB radio. Pioneer headunit. LED dome and tag lights. nightshaded tails and corners, blacked grille. HIDs 6000k. 3" BL, Steel 15x10 D windows. 33x12.5 KM2's. 20% tint and 5% visor. Black UWS toolbox
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 05:09 PM
demondriven demondriven is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

I see your in PA Im guessing the muffler and pipes are pretty rusty. Im in WNY and when I pull one means some time with an air hammer and or cutting the pipe then an expansion tool to undo the damage. BTW a pipe cutoff tool is worth its weight in Gold doing exhaust work. Just got one 2 years ago now I wonder what I would do without one.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 04:10 PM
dirttrackracer dirttrackracer is offline
no regrets
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 530
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

okay is the pipe dimpled from the clamp if it is, it will be allot easer to use a torch to heat it up and then bang on the muffler and it shuld start comming off. but you will need to take the ehole system off which is easy, take armorall or silicone and spray in the rubber hangers and rock the system(after its unbolted from the cats) and squirt more in there and it will come off allot easer, same to put back on
sold-91' extra cab 4.0 auto went from 3in lowered to 11in of lift.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2010, 04:41 PM
90fordranger 90fordranger is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 685
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

i just cut mine off cuz my clamp bolts were rusted. i now regret cutting it off though.
90 ranger 2.9 v6, 5 speed
regular cab long box 2wd.
feature mods-
short ram intake, dynomax exhaust, homade bull guard here soon, 2" body lift 4" suspension lift, 33 bfg all terains.
selling the truck this summer and buying a new ranger hopefully.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2010, 08:03 AM
2wdranger 2wdranger is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: Taking off the muffler

Just cut the pipe right before the muffler, and side pipe it straight from the cat.

IMO why would you want to just replace the muffler. If your doing exhaust work, then just replace the whole pipe from the cat back. It will sound better and it should open up some horsepower for you.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about taking my bumper apart 02Edge Exterior Tech 4 12-28-2009 11:04 AM
Taking off the caddy. Bear Exhaust and Mufflers 17 09-06-2009 08:04 AM
02 stuttering when starting/taking off crackeyes 3.0 Vulcan Tech 5 07-22-2009 09:04 PM
Taking seats out of a Ford Ranger? Jakeee Interior Tech 5 05-29-2009 03:24 AM
Taking Muffler off '01 Ford Ranger; Stripped Nut!? Michael S Exhaust and Mufflers 8 12-13-2008 04:23 PM