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HOW SERIOUS IS A CRACKED EXHAUST MANIFOLD? WHAT HAPPENS IF NOT REPAIRED?

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt • 66,000 miles

I just bought a this used vehicle from my neighbor last week. Within 2 days the engine light came on, so I took it to the repair shop in my neighborhood. They diagnosed the problem as a cracked exhaust manifold and told me it will cost $948 to fix. What can I do?
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Jaf928
September 10, 2011.




It needs to be repaired. However, I don't know where you live, but that is extremely expensive for a manifold. I would get a second opinion. Also, you can get a used one from a salvage yard for much cheaper.

The reason for the expense, is that it probably has a precatalyst attached to it.
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Factoryjack
Sep 10, 2011.
Just to add to this one I have a estimate in southern california of 261-371 for my zip code.

Saturntech9
Sep 10, 2011.
That sound more like it.


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