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Exhaust issue 2002 Xterra developed a rattle. Looking under the truck there appears to be a metal mesh basket type thing in the ehaust midbody. There is a ring that is loose around the pipe just after this mesh cylinder. Thoughts?

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My 2002 xterra just developed the same problem. I have 2 of those loose metal rings. One on each side of that mesh basket thing. Did you find anything out? I was thinking of just cutting them off.

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