How to Install a Muffler Clamp

Muffler on a red car
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 5-10
What You'll Need
Car jacks
Muffler clamp
Socket wrench

By having the skill to fit a muffler clamp yourself when a leak or rattle occurs, you can save the time and money involved in taking the car to a garage to get the work done.

Step 1 – Lift Car

Begin by lifting the car with car jacks to gain access to the exhaust; it should be turned off during this process. Position the jacks to support the frame of the car and lift it so that there is enough clearance for you to work beneath it. Secure with jack stands.

Step 2 – Fit Clamp

With the tools you need at hand, position yourself beneath the vehicle so that you are able to see and access the entire exhaust properly. Slide the muffler clamp into the relevant position and make sure it is firmly in place before proceeding. Once you are happy with the location of it, insert the base onto the muffler clamp and tighten it with a socket wrench.

Step 3 – Finish and Test

Once you have completed the process, lower the car and remove the car jacks. Test the car to check whether the issues have been rectified by starting the engine to check for leaks and listen for any unusual noises.