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ValiantSaint
Hi everyone (again!) as you can see, I have a bit of a project going on with my mate's 1998 Escort estate (1800 TD) I have got to replace his rear box on his exhaust, as it is nearly hanging off! I have the part, just need a bit of guidance on how to remove the old one (Heard that they can be a bit of a pig to get off) What sort of tools will I need, and what's the easiest way of freeing up the old rear box? Thanks : )
vinnyvangough
Should be an exhaust clamp. Undo that, pull the box off the rubber hangings and start twisting and pulling and maybe even a couple taps with a hammer to loosen it.
When you refit the new one, bit of exhaust sealer and away you go.
ValiantSaint
[quote name='vinnyvangough' timestamp='1296351486' post='111794']
Should be an exhaust clamp. Undo that, pull the box off the rubber hangings and start twisting and pulling and maybe even a couple taps with a hammer to loosen it.
When you refit the new one, bit of exhaust sealer and away you go.
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Sounds easy! Should I jack the car up, or just try it on the road? (Don't fancy the car falling on me with all that twisting and pulling.......) Thanks : )
vinnyvangough
Yea jack it up and put an axel stand infront of the rear wheel. May be easier to take the rear wheel off too
ValiantSaint
[quote name='vinnyvangough' timestamp='1296405248' post='111873']
Yea jack it up and put an axel stand infront of the rear wheel. May be easier to take the rear wheel off too
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Many thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow, when I pop round my mate's : )


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