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2003 Dodge Dakota Question: A leak where the exhaust and manifold meet. How do I fix this?

 

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sheltonpf16, 3.9L V6, Waterloo, WI, August 12, 2013, 18:52
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The exhaust pipe fits nicely into the manifold(I think). But when I idle, it is very loud and I can feel exhaust coming from that spot. There is a piece over that area that has two bolts. They are frozen and the piece is rusted. Last winter I got a new exhaust system installed, up to the manifold. I am a bit frustrated because it sounds like I have no muffler. I do not know the name of the piece with the two bolts. I need to replace that but is there anything else I should be looking for?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 13, 2013, 05:52
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    seek help from muffler shop,poss cravked manifold and broken bolts. very common and needs to be taken apart with care as not to break any more bolts

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