As stated, I have a nasty exhaust leak directly behind the resonator on my 95 Cougar; it rattles and stinks something awful. From an illustration I saw on the web, it appears that the resonator may be a separate bolt on item? If so, it seems that I need only replace the resonator (clamps at rear are solid rust), add a new clamp, and I'm finished?
Seems it should. But.....funny thing about exhaust systems.
What starts out as "I just need to replace this _____ and it'll be done" usually turns into "I had to do the whole @#$% exhaust system just to replace one part! ARGGH!!"
You might get lucky, but be prepared for more than you initially anticipated.