Originally Posted by 98DAKAZ
If you have the cash just take it to muffler shop and have them fix it I dont do muffler or piping that is one thing I will pay to get done.
Im Mr DIY but not that
No, you're mr.crap poster. If you don't have anything constructive to say, why post? You do this in EVERY thread.
Originally Posted by mmguy18
Exhaust leak worse than first thought.Flanged is rusted through and bolt broke off.So need to take exhaust manifold off and get bolt out. How can I repair and re-seal the flange? One of the cats is there and really do not want to have to replace that.
As Priceman14 said, you need a split flange. Around $14-16. Y-pipe for our trucks is 2" so you would need a DORMAN-31867 (don't know if it's universal for American side, but that's the number through our shops book).
Get a small cut off tool in there, cut the ears off the Y-pipe, then put this one around it with some nuts and bolts. I'll guarantee you it's quite a job unless you drop the Y-pipe. If you can get it up on jack stands, get the other side off, o2 sensor connectors, and the y-pipe to cat flange out, you can drop it out of the truck and do it on the ground/bench, it will save you A LOT of headache.