Exhaust Fell Off Of My Grand Am
Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:57 AM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:10 AM
alot of places will reattach for you for not a whole lot
Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:05 PM
take it to a shop that makes custom exhausts they'll fix it for cheap
taking it to a normal mechanic/dealership they'll likely just want you to buy a whole new exhaust through them.
Custom exhaust shops are great, i've had complete exhaust systems built and installed for well under $300... and I've had broken exhausts repaired for less than $30.
a new exhaust from the manufacturer will cost you well over $400 and honestly, it's not a good.
Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:01 PM
you should not have removed it because now you'll have to clean and prep that area of the motor, replace the gasket and in the mean time you risk damanging the internal parts to your engine (since it's pretty much a window directly into your valve train and possible the combustion chamber)
when I was working on my motor I place masking tape over these holes for this very reason.
it probably doesn't attach with studs.. most likely just bolts
however pieces down stream from that DO likely attach with studs where two pieces of pipe connect together.
every exhaust is slightly different and me not knowing much about the Grand Am I can't comment on what what they placed after the header.
you can weld it together if you like, since you have both pieces, you tell me does it look like it was a flanged connector that separated or was it a length of pipe that snapped in half?
you might not even be able to weld it if the metal is too weak, in which case that section would have to be rebuilt using new pipe.
ether way it needs to be done (or at least started) ON the car to ensure that the alignment is correct.
this might help you determine what part actually broke
Edited by twistedsymphony, 23 June 2009 - 07:06 PM.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:53 AM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:46 PM
take a torch and heat up the flange around the bolt, as well as the bolt head
take a candle and rub it in to the threads as best you can
the heat will wick the wax into the threads between the flange and the bolt
let it cool for a moment but while it's still warm try to turn the bolt out...
it should turn much easier
Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:50 PM
checked around, cant buy the part anywhere, so my dad is gonna take it apart and weld it back on then put it all back together
Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:58 AM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:32 PM
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