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Muffler for a 2002 LL Bean with 3.0 motor---ouch!


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#1 3Pin

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

I just about fell over when I heard that a muffler for a 02 3.0 LL Bean will cost me almost $500.00.

 

I confirmed the part number as 44300AE20A based on my VIN.  The part seems unique and Walker doesn't make one as a replacement.  Usually a muffler is about $75.00.  

 

Anybody else find a better solution to the OEM pain of $480?



#2 grossgary

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:34 PM

i've had them shipped from out west.  a little legwork but worth not only not buying those insane prices, but not supporting them either.


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#3 Fairtax4me

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

Have you checked Rockauto? They list two different styles for the 3.0 for under $100. Built by Bosal.

#4 CNY_Dave

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

I will consider it time for a turbo muffler or one of the rockauto units when mine finally goes.

 

It is one tough muffler though, what part of it failed? Cap to the bypass fell off?



#5 Rooster2

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:37 AM

Do you know for certain that the muffler is bad, or you taking the word of a muffler shop or dealer that the muffler is bad? Subie mufflers are super well built, and seldom wear out. The mufflers on my 98 & 99 OBWs show no rust, and still perform well. However, I have had trouble with both exhaust systems developing a rust out leak at the resonator.

 

If your muffler is truly bad, how exactly has it gone bad?



#6 ivans imports

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:46 AM

The 4 cly one fitts in same place just a bitt smaller and dosent have the bypass junk on the side



#7 3Pin

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

It has a slight buzz or vibration. My mechanic is my neighbor and I trust him.   I think I am going to drive it till it falls off for that money and then look at a rock auto one after that.  thanks for the help and suggestions.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:37 AM

Buzz/rattle is almost always heat shields. Are you sure the sound is from the muffler and not a heat shield above it? Or from one of the ones further forward like the cat or the Y pipes?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

Yeah, bad muffler is likely to be worse than a buzz or rattle.



#10 ShawnW

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Bosal 229-581 comes up available to me on my system.  



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:31 AM

www.car-part.com shows a nice CO Rust Free one:

 

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Subaru Legacy LL BEAN,3.0L,EFI,AWD A BB001 $Call Brighton Auto Parts USA-CO(Brighton) E-mail 303-659-2965

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

I get the buzz in the back , so I will for sure check the heat shield in the back above the muffler.

 

Thanks for all of the comments.






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