Replacing Exhaust System For Accord Lx 1992

Old 06-12-02, 04:12 PM
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Question Replacing Exhaust System For Accord Lx 1992

How do I replace the exhaust system in my 92 Honda Accord LX?
Old 06-12-02, 05:49 PM
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In short, cut out the old one with a torch, sawzall or air compressor "whiz wheel" and bolt up the new from the converter back.

Without air and power tools, this is a dirty, nasty PITA type job. Most Hondas have their exhaust on rubber hangers, making things a bit easier, however everything is likely rusted together.

If you have access to air and power tools, I say go for it. If not, price it out to have it done...might come out cheaper.
Old 06-13-02, 06:31 AM
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I am a diehard DIYer, but a few things are not worth it--exhaust is one--take it to a muffler shop--get several quotes--and use the cheapest. You will get a better made/fitting product for not much more than buying the prebent systems and doing it yourself!
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If you replace everything from the convertor back, you can usually get the whole system from AutoZone or PepBoys. On a Honda there's only the small matter of cutting off the convertor bolts (they can be replaced), unhooking all 3 or 4 rubber hangers, and dropping the whole old system down. After it's in the open it's a breeze to chop it in little tiny pieces if you want to. The new system will mostly be bolted together, make sure you put gaskets in there. It took me 2 hours to replace it. I gave up on opening bolts on exaust, I simply take my grinder and cut them off.
Old 06-13-02, 10:30 AM
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Be careful of poor quality exhaust parts. Watch out.

Some fit hokey, rattle and leak, and aren't worth soda can deposit money.

Stick with Walker, AP or another known quality line of exhaust for minimal frustration and headaches.

Again, access to power and air tools is key to an expedient and quick job. A Sawzall makes fast work out of exhaust pipe . The air grinder on a compressor makes fast work out of bolts as well.
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Even Walker and AP parts don't fit Hondas especially well. They don't last as long as OEM either.

If you're going to keep the car for more than 2 years, buy OEM parts. They cost about 2X as much as Walker or AP, but they fit perfectly & they last much longer.

If you plan on ditching the car in 2 years or less, go w/ the aftermarket parts.

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