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Low Hanging Muffler

My muffler/exhaust is hanging low like a bracket is missing. What do I need to fix it? An exhaust bracket?

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Get a hanger from the store

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

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    Dane Kimball Apr 17, 2014

    Is there a muffler that is meant to hang low? I figured that the ones that hung down were just so big that they looked close to the ground. Maybe I am wrong and it is all by design.



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SOURCE: Pontiac Sunfire Exhaust pipe hanging low

Put the car up on ramps or jack stands and look for a broken hanger. If the rubber part is broken buy a new one, if the metal rod has rusted away then go to a auto parts store and buy a universal hanger. If the exhaust is broken buy a length of repair pipe. Either ridgid for a straight section or flexible for bends. Use a sawzall or hacksaw to cut off broken ends, fit repair pipe and clamps over the old pipes, then tighten the clamps. The people at the store should be able to answer any questions for you.

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