CAN AN EXHAUST MANIFOLD BE REPAIRED OR DOES IT NEED TO BE REPLACED

2002 Saturn L200

Tiny

cappy83

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:06 PM

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.

5 Answers

Tiny

cappy83

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:16 PM

Is there no way to patch or replace a single part? Is the price reasonable if not?

Tiny

Docfixit

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:20 PM

What part?

Tiny

cappy83

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:24 PM

Not sure he showed me the piece its at the very top way above the catalytic converter. Below some sort of ring or clamp

Tiny

cappy83

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:25 PM

They are saying I have to order a whole new exhaust including catalytic converter etc.

Tiny

Docfixit

September, 1, 2011 AT 6:27 PM

Take to exhaust repair shop maybe can be welded

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