1995 Chevrolet Lumina Q&A

1995 Chevrolet Lumina Question: Exhaust Flange Gasket and Exhaust spring problems

Will bad Exhaust Flange Gasket and/or Exhaust spring connecting the exhaust manifold to the exhaust pipe, cause a clunking noise when accelerating from a stop? Thank you for your reply! -
Answer 1
if they are very losse possibly. have u ck'd the motor mounts? -
Comment 1
The engine & transmission mounts both are fine. The clunking noise only happens when accelerating from stop, none on reversing backing up shift. I recently had a job done, perhaps the exhaust flange gasket is damaged or missing, it has never been replaced, though. Will this cause extensive damage, if left for awhile. Thanks. -
Comment 2
yes it can cause fuel trim issues and poss valve damage -