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Old 11-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As I was driving home, I heard something drop and the engine noise got louder, and then of course, was this dragging noise. I have been scammed so many times from auto "repair" people that I'd like to know what it was that fell, so I can sound some what intelligent about cars.

Here's the best pic of the ones I took.


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Look sto me to be one of your catalytic converters. That takes a LOT of rust to just break through like that! Man oh man, I've never seen that before haha.
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Its a cat converter.

Easy fix. Knock or cut the clamp off the resonator pipe (on the left in the pic). Go to parts store and get a pipe adaptor of the correct size (2 1/4" ID to 2 1/4" ID I think) and 2 muffler clamps. Assemble. Total cost under $10, 1/2 hour of work.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's what I thought it was. It got a wonky fix last year so that I could get a pass on the car inspection. Cole muffler wanted about $600 to fix it, because they said the pipe and converter all came together as one part. I found someone who took a look at it and welded a piece of pipe on to it, and it was just a quick fix to pass inspection.

Now I need to find someone who will fix it correctly without charging an arm and a leg and who will also replace the fuel filler hose to the gas tank, as that is rusted and probably causing my 'check engine' light to be on.

If I was younger, I'd attempt to do the work myself, but there is no way this old arthritic body is going to lay on the cold ground.

I hate this car.

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As I was driving home, I heard something drop and the engine noise got louder, and then of course, was this dragging noise. I have been scammed so many times from auto "repair" people that I'd like to know what it was that fell, so I can sound some what intelligent about cars.

Here's the best pic of the ones I took.


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Go Orange! Partied hard there in the early 70s!
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