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Old 05-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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06' Exhaust bracket broken

The bended rod welded to the back of the exhaust system that goes into the rubber thingy has rusted to death.

Is there any way I can repair that myself (without welding). I was hoping for a collar that goes around the exaust and in the rubber holder but I have not found any online




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Old 05-01-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Could always make a jerry-rigged contraption using some stainless steel strapping.
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A muffler shop welded on 2 for me a year ago for $20 and it only took about 10mins and it was on then off the lift.

If you don't want to do that you could always get some steel wire from a farmers market for a couple cents a foot and rap it around a few times..
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Moved to "General Technical Chat". As CotyM suggested, look around at different exhaust shops. I am sure one of them can weld a new mount for you in a matter of minutes for a small price.
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Nice, Ill try the muffler shop altough with my tourist vibe it'll end up at 80$ :P
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06' Exhaust bracket broken

Mine broke this winter in the same spot. I just used a 2" exhaust clamp with a 4" long universal rubber exhaust hanger. I mounted the hanger to the bumper mount bolt directly above the tailpipe and used the 2" clamp to attach the hanger to the tailpipe. It works like a charm and I bought the components for less than $10 from NAPA.

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Old 05-04-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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Really nice, cheap and easy fix.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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Would this happening cause noise when braking?
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Could bang around any time, easy to check - just go back & give it a wiggle to reproduce any noises when it hits what it shouldn't.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:51 AM   #10
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For me, it was doing a loud bang when going over any crack or hole which in quebec means constantly. But as he said you can easily reproduce it by wiggling the end of the exhaust.
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