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2002 Ford Mustang exhaust manifold leak after clutch replacement, ticking sound when accelerating. When coasting no sound. Started low and now is getting louder. Could this be a result from the clut

Noticed the car then the repair shop picked me up. Asked they what the noise was, they said they didn't hear it, finally they said they heard the noise. That noise wasn't there before they replaced the clutch.

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Manifold nuts sound as if they ar slack

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Focus ZTS engine whine/ noise

The exhaust system on this vehicle has to be able to flex or it would crack at one of the joints, so it has hangers with rubber bushings to hold it into place and still be able to flex with the engine. Now grant it one of these bushings may have come loose or one of the hangers may have broke but I would be concerned about the thumping of the exhaust against the floor board. This could be caused by a broken motor mount letting the engine flex to much. I would suggest having someone inspect these.

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if the exhaust is just cracked i wouldnt worrie about the engine because you still have a lot of backpressure and it should not burn a valve. but replacing the header is a good idea if the header itself is cracked. and to tell you the truth your mechanic should be responsible for the cost of the repair since he broke it in the first place. In the shop i own if one of my mechanics breaks something it comes out of my pocket to replace. its all part of the job sometimes things just happen and you have to take the responsibility for it

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May be mice, but I had a truck that did that from a worn speedo cable.

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I'm wondering if you could have a burnt exhaust valve cause by the exhaust leak in the cylinder where the exhaust leak was.

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