Dodge Journey: Muffler, exhaust

REMOVAL

MUFFLER

Exhaust System
Fig. 16: Muffler/Exhaust Pipe Assembly - Single Tail Pipe

  1. - INSULATOR
  2. - MUFFLER/EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY
  3. - BAND CLAMP

NOTE: Band clamps (3) are spot welded to exhaust system. If a band clamp must be replaced, the spot weld must be ground off the exhaust pipe.

NOTE: When replacement is required on any component of the exhaust system, it is most important that original equipment parts (or their equivalent) be used.

Exhaust System
Fig. 17: Muffler/Exhaust Pipe Assembly - Dual Tail Pipe

  1. - INSULATOR
  2. - MUFFLER/EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY
  3. - BAND CLAMP

1. Raise vehicle on hoist.

2. Apply penetrating oil to band clamp (3).

3. Remove band clamp (3).

4. Remove ground strap from muffler (2).

CAUTION: Do not use any tools to remove the rubber isolators-remove by hand only. Soapy water or silicone based lubricant spray may be used to assist removal/installation of isolators. DO NOT use a petroleum based lubricant on the isolators, as damage to the rubber material can occur.

5. Remove support isolators from muffler supports.

6. Remove the one muffler/resonator assembly.

INSTALLATION

MUFFLER

Exhaust System
Fig. 18: Muffler/Exhaust Pipe Assembly - Dual Tail Pipe

  1. - INSULATOR
  2. - MUFFLER/EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY
  3. - BAND CLAMP

NOTE: Always work from the front to rear of exhaust system when aligning and tightening exhaust system components.

Exhaust System
Fig. 19: Muffler/Exhaust Pipe Assembly - Single Tail Pipe

  1. - INSULATOR
  2. - MUFFLER/EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY
  3. - BAND CLAMP

1. Position muffler/resonator assembly (2) onto exhaust pipe.

2. Install support isolators.

3. Align muffler and resonator assembly to maintain position and proper clearance with underbody parts.

All support isolators should have equal load on them.

4. Install new band clamp (3). Tighten to 54 N.m (40 ft. lbs.).

5. Connect ground strap to muffler (2).

6. Lower vehicle.

7. Start the engine and inspect for exhaust leaks. Repair exhaust leaks as necessary.

8. Check the exhaust system for contact with the body panels. Make the necessary adjustments, if needed.

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