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How do I go about fixing my muffler system I lost the bolts out of the front and it is draging on the road. It got caught up aon a large piece of ice a couple days ago. I have some of the materials needed. Nuts and Bolts,plastic metal and Jumbo muffler and tail pipe bandage.. I have no man to do it so i am going to do it on my own. Please help me.

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You don't need a man. Go to an auto parts store. Tell him/her the model, engine size and describe the damage to the exhaust system. They will provide you with clamps, brackets and suggest tools that would make the job a bit easier. If you can drive the car to the store they will be better able to assess the damage and provide you with what you need. There are various types of hangers to attach the pipes to the frame. You might also need some tail pipe bends (adapters). If you can use a hacksaw you may be able to replace the muffler as well.

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