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How do i fix an exhaust leak where vthe exhaust and muffler meet

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It depends what is causing the leak. If there is a hole in the pipe, you may be able to cut the pipe and install a coupler with a couple of clamps. If the hole is at the point where the pipe is welded to the muffler, then you have to cut out the muffler and replace it.

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