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

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?

by in Waterloo, WI on August 12, 2013
1 answer
ANSWER by on August 13, 2013
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