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Unread 08-05-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default 1996 toyota corolla exhaust help

When I went to have the car inspected I was told I had an exhaust leak near the back preventing it from passing. I found it was the mesh near the front leaking so I am waiting on that piece of pipe to replace it.

Questions I have are is the Cat converter in good shape? I can sand it and paint it. Also where the pipes connect with bolts i'd like to connect the pipes a different way if I can, cause it looks terrible.

I was thinking something like this:
Amazon.com: Bosal 265-827 Pipe Connector: Automotive Amazon.com: Bosal 265-827 Pipe Connector: Automotive

Of course it has to be the right size to fit over my existing pipe.


Just asking, cause I took my car to Monroe, and they told me I needed to replace everything except the muffler. I don't trust them though.
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Unread 08-05-2015, 10:10 AM   #2
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That convertor needs more than sanding. The flanges are nearly non-existent. It needs to be replaced.

You want to use that clamp you posted the link to, to replace the flex section of your exhaust? That will not work. It will slip off because the exhaust needs to flex or it will be breaking the pipes.

You need to replace the badly rusted parts, not try to patch them.
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Ok, it sounds fine. Couldn't I just get new flanges to replace them? Or get J B Weld, and use that to paste them together?

No, the clamp posted was to replace the flanges. I ordered a new flex pipe.

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Now I see what you mean, what a pain in the @$$. I got the flex pipe on, connected it to the intake first, and the 2 bolts snapped in the intake. So now replacing everything except the muffler which is still good. I tried a new flange thing too, but not sure how to use it so I just gave up, and bought everything.

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Lol. Welcome to the DIY club! Good on you for giving it a go at least
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