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2005 Dodge Durango Question: Will exhaust manifold leak cause other problems if driven too long?
lightsaber October 01, 2013, 10:24Technician
An exhaust manifold leak can cause burned exhaust valves, improper fuel trim as the leak introduces extra oxygen that is picked up by the oxygen sensor, and slow warm-up time which also causes high fuel consumption, which will also cause your catalytic converter to fail prematurely, and the exhaust fumes can easily enter the vehicle cabin through the heating system and cause the passengers to get carbon monoxide poisoning, etc,etc. Have the leak fixed pronto!
Replymr1luv, October 01, 2013, 19:28Rookie
Replylightsaber, October 02, 2013, 04:25Technician
You are very welcome. I would recommend taking it to a reliable mechanic for repair because the exhaust bolts could break off and be a nightmare to remove the broken portion. Good luck!
Answer #2ziptie12 October 01, 2013, 16:54Master
if abnormal bob can fix it , then certainly a regular joe can!.............most mechanical (as in exhaust leaks) , will not get better over time , and yes eventually it will start affecting other systems (O2 sensor readings for one).
Replymr1luv, October 01, 2013, 19:30Rookie
Thank you for your quick and helpful response. Is there somewhere I can learn this process(internet or books)?
Replyziptie12, October 01, 2013, 20:04Master
I've seen others recommend www.alldatadiy.com