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07 exhaust repair

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Hey everyone,

2007 taurus

So the car was in minor scuffle, however the exhaust broke at the front.

I'm very unfamiliar with exhaust repairs. Can you guys guide me in terms of what actually broke? I can see bolts still attached in pic 4.

Money wise, what am I'm looking at if i take it into a shop? Can i junk parts to lower the cost? I appreciate the help.
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Wait until you get the replacement flex connector to determine where you need to cut the original pipe. Remove the bolted connection at the Y pipe ad bolt on the new flex connector. You will have to determine if the replacement flex joint fits inside or outside of the original pipe. The band clamp is better than the crimp clamp since they don't distort the pipe and when you need to replace the flex joint again it is much easier.
Good advice. I'm ordering the following from ebay:
Replacement Connector

With the band clamp, do you know what size approximately?
Also, I don't think this kit comes with bolts. I'm not betting on reusing the old ones...Bolts and washers from the hardware store should do it right?
I did mine over ten years ago and can't remember. I believe I bought it from Summit Racing. Maybe somewhere around 1.75 inch but can't remember and it is stepped one pipe wall thickness. Also I believe kits vary to have either a butt fit, inside fit and outside fit.
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