Can an exhaust manifold be repaired or does it need to be replaced

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN L200
  • 8,500 MILES
Car failed safety inspection due to leak in exhaust. Mechanic says crack is at the top but whole piece needs to be replaced. Cost $500 seems high. No lights indicating problem, car does rattle and slight gas smell.
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:06 PM

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Tiny
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Is there no way to patch or replace a single part? Is the price reasonable if not?
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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What part?
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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Not sure he showed me the piece its at the very top way above the catalytic converter. Below some sort of ring or clamp
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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They are saying I have to order a whole new exhaust including catalytic converter etc.
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Take to exhaust repair shop maybe can be welded
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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 6:27 PM

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