HOW SERIOUS IS A CRACKED EXHAUST MANIFOLD? WHAT HAPPENS IF NOT REPAIRED?
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
September, 10, 2011 AT 5:13 PM
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?
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.
September, 10, 2011 AT 5:32 PM
The reason for the expense, is that it probably has a precatalyst attached to it.
September, 10, 2011 AT 7:35 PM
Just to add to this one I have a estimate in southern california of 261-371 for my zip code.