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

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  • jaf928
  • 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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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 5:13 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 5:16 PM
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  • factoryjack
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The reason for the expense, is that it probably has a precatalyst attached to it.

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Just to add to this one I have a estimate in southern california of 261-371 for my zip code.

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 7:35 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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That sound more like it.

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Saturday, September 10th, 2011 AT 7:38 PM

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