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what should i use to get the flex pipe back on?

Discussion in 'Tech & Repair' started by escortrio, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. escortrio

    escortrio FEOA Donator

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    it snapped off right where it touches the exhaust pipe in the back.

    i searched around for clamps as thats the only thing i can think of that might work just seems like id need one at least 2" and thick enough.

    http://store.airflo.com/stse3pr.html

    would that work or is there something better?

    just looking for something that doesnt require welding.
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    That might help a little bit but ultimately you will have to get it welded, have the flex replaced, or replace the exhaust.
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    I had the exact same problem and ended up having a muffler shop weld in a new piece while I waited. Cost me $120.00
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    Mine snapped right were the flex pipe meets the exhaust downpipe on the front. I was in school at the time and didn't have the money or time to have a shop fix it.
    I got a soup can, took both ends off, used some tin snips to cut down one side, and then used some pipe straps to tighten it down as much as i could onto the pipe and form a makeshift sorta splice plate. It sucked, and it looked like crap, but it worked. It knocked the sound down (a little) and it kept a lot of the exhaust fumes out of the cabin.

    But yeah, eventually, you're going to have to have it repaired or replaced.

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