Muffler Fibers

ford
escort

#1

I have a 1997 ford escort lx wagon. I just had it repaired recently for a broken coil unplug. While driving it prior to repair, we noticed a long snake-like material coming out of the tail pipe. It was black and silver and felt like a fiberglass material but it looked like a horsetail. I just had a new muffler installed. I’m wondering what this could have been. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Any ideas??


#2

Sounds like your new muffler is coming apart - go back to the muffler shop.


#3

This phenomenon HAS been posted before…It must be fiberglass packing from the muffler…You don’t see this very often…


#4

It’s the fiberglass packing from your muffler, and it shouldn’t be coming out. I’d go back to wherever you got the muffler.


#5

Muffler fiberglass packing? This is really interesting. Well i did word my question wrong, since this actually happened with the old one, not the new one i just got. Thank you very much. It was such a mystery to me.


#6

Since it is the old muffler that is growing a beard I would not worry about it. No harm is being done. I do suggest some Barbasol and a pair of scissors.