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I have a exhausted leak right at the doughnut gasket can I replace it. If so how

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You will need floor jack and jack stands,and socket set, jack up the front of the car as high as you can and support with jack stands,apply emergency break ,disconnect negative battery cable,leave floor jack in place for added saftey,looking from underneath up at the exaust you should be able to see the bolts on the exaust ,long extension needed to reach them,they will be rusted and usually stubborn to get off,reccomend spraying them with wd-40 or liquid wrench before starting,also if you can get to them a small wire brush on the threads to clean them up helps,make sure your socket fits tightly,recomend using 6-point socket,carefully try to break them loose,if they turn,go slow,and stop,spray them agian,tighten back up a turn or so .then remove,these bolts will cross thread and lock ,forcing them can berak the stud,so take your time,wear saftey glasses,rusty particles will be falling in your face,you will probably have to unhook the rubber hangers on the exaust in frony of the catilitic converter so you can lower the pipe enough to replace the doughnut,hope this helps,aloha from maui todd0708

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