Exhaust Problem

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Old 09-26-07, 10:04 AM
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Exhaust Problem

I have a 1995 Ford Escort. The exhaust seems to have come apart towards the front. There is a metal weave/mesh looking tube that seems to have popped off of the exhaust pipe coming out of the engine. It looks to have had a weld on it at some point, but this has come undone.

I have the tools to get access to the pipe, and it should be able to just pop back into place (unless there's something I don't know about.) However, I am unsure of how to secure this connection once that's been done. Would I have to weld it or is there some other product that would safely re-attach this piece?
 
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Old 09-26-07, 10:19 AM
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I believe the actual piece must be replaced (not just the mesh)
The replacement pipe bolts on though
The bolts may be rusted and take a bit of finagling, but it can be done
 
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Old 09-26-07, 10:20 AM
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Trying to basically avoid replacing the whole exhaust, so just needing to replace the specific piece is fine by me. Is there a name for that piece of the exhaust that I can look into?
 
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Old 09-26-07, 10:28 AM
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Hmmm...not that I recall
IIRC it's the piece just after the manifold
Any parts store would have a diagram and be able to choose which piece it is, and therefore get their part number for it

Obviously you want to make sure they know it's the piece with the mesh

I can't recall what it's called specifically...if anything

If it's not the piece right after the manifold, their diagram would show which piece it is...it should show the piece with the mesh no problem
 
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Old 09-26-07, 10:36 AM
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Yeah it appears to be right after the manifold. Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 09-26-07, 10:44 AM
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it basicly is a flex pipe with mesh around it but u wont find it seperate i had to replace it on my 98 escort and i tried every way poss to fix it ended up buying the pipe which is part of the resonator sucked it cost 200 bucks almost
 
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