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Hey guys I got a big problem I need help on. Starting about like two months ago there has been a small ticking noise that would get louder as you accelerate but it was a quite ticking noise. I am almost 100% sure that it is a exhaust leak but anyways. Well I kept driving it because I thought no worries and i would take it to the exhaust shop when i get a chance. Well tonight on my way home from work i was horseplaying around a lil bit and all of a sudden my exhaust became extremely loud. So i think it has just become loose on the drivers side where it connects to the header but what do you guys think?? What would be the solution for this?? Im hoping i just nead to tighten some bolts and stuff but i wana know from the experienced. Thanks guys

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Hey guys I got a big problem I need help on. Starting about like two months ago there has been a small ticking noise that would get louder as you accelerate but it was a quite ticking noise. I am almost 100% sure that it is a exhaust leak but anyways. Well I kept driving it because I thought no worries and i would take it to the exhaust shop when i get a chance. Well tonight on my way home from work i was horseplaying around a lil bit and all of a sudden my exhaust became extremely loud. So i think it has just become loose on the drivers side where it connects to the header but what do you guys think?? What would be the solution for this?? Im hoping i just nead to tighten some bolts and stuff but i wana know from the experienced. Thanks guys

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how many miles does it have ?? could be just getting old and need a new exhuast set up ... if so can get it replaced for like $200 ... my 2000 v6 stock exhuast was rusted and need to be replaced so i just got all new everything on when i got my duals so it all totaled to around $620


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Hey guys I got a big problem I need help on. Starting about like two months ago there has been a small ticking noise that would get louder as you accelerate but it was a quite ticking noise. I am almost 100% sure that it is a exhaust leak but anyways. Well I kept driving it because I thought no worries and i would take it to the exhaust shop when i get a chance. Well tonight on my way home from work i was horseplaying around a lil bit and all of a sudden my exhaust became extremely loud. So i think it has just become loose on the drivers side where it connects to the header but what do you guys think?? What would be the solution for this?? Im hoping i just nead to tighten some bolts and stuff but i wana know from the experienced. Thanks guys

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What year is it? and are they OEM headers?

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Hey guys thanks for the quick replys cause today is my day off. Ok it is a 2001 v6, it has about 70,000 miles on it and I but dual exhaust on it about 5000 miles ago. It still has stock headers but the noise sounds like it is coming from the driverside in the front.
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Hey guys thanks for the quick replys cause today is my day off. Ok it is a 2001 v6, it has about 70,000 miles on it and I but dual exhaust on it about 5000 miles ago. It still has stock headers but the noise sounds like it is coming from the driverside in the front.
What kind of dual exhaust?

Could be a leak in the headers, but it sounds more like your mufflers have rusted out . ..

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When i got the dual exhaust put on the guy order me a true dual exhaust setup with flowmaster 40's. I dont think they could be allready rusted but i just dont know what to do, Im going to go check to see exactly where the sound is coming from now. Thanks
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Ok guys here is the update. I got my car all jacked up so i could see what was going on. On the drivers side, where the mid pipe and the headers come together you know how they connect using those two flange steal plates, well there still screwed in but both plates are attached to just the mid pipe... so i can move the pipes around because it is not connected to the headers... What should i do guys?? I thought that the two steel flanges were suppose to be before the header meets the mid pipe and they werent suppose to be able to slip over because the pipes get more round on the end. Thanks for the help guys
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Ok guys here is the update. I got my car all jacked up so i could see what was going on. On the drivers side, where the mid pipe and the headers come together you know how they connect using those two flange steal plates, well there still screwed in but both plates are attached to just the mid pipe... so i can move the pipes around because it is not connected to the headers... What should i do guys?? I thought that the two steel flanges were suppose to be before the header meets the mid pipe and they werent suppose to be able to slip over because the pipes get more round on the end. Thanks for the help guys
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Ok guys here is the update. I got my car all jacked up so i could see what was going on. On the drivers side, where the mid pipe and the headers come together you know how they connect using those two flange steal plates, well there still screwed in but both plates are attached to just the mid pipe... so i can move the pipes around because it is not connected to the headers... What should i do guys?? I thought that the two steel flanges were suppose to be before the header meets the mid pipe and they werent suppose to be able to slip over because the pipes get more round on the end. Thanks for the help guys
Ok, I gotcha, took me a while to figure it out.

Whoever put in your system screwed up. Run it back to them, and they shoudl repair it for free.

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So the only thin is both of the flange steal plates are pushed and still tightened to just the driverside tip of the mid pipe... How could of the flange slipped over the end of the header?? It doesnt make since and i would like to just fix it myself. Is there anything i could try fellas or do you think im going to need new headers?
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So the only thin is both of the flange steal plates are pushed and still tightened to just the driverside tip of the mid pipe... How could of the flange slipped over the end of the header?? It doesnt make since and i would like to just fix it myself. Is there anything i could try fellas or do you think im going to need new headers?
Did they take off the cats?

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Hey thanks again, what happened is that the end of the header broke off so the flange and a small piece of the header is still attached to the mid pipes. How hard is it to replace the headers on a 2001 v6 mustang or can i just get a factory replacement and just change out the drivers side? I am not sure but i believe that there still are cats on because he didnt charge me for any 02 sensor eliminators
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Hey thanks again, what happened is that the end of the header broke off so the flange and a small piece of the header is still attached to the mid pipes. How hard is it to replace the headers on a 2001 v6 mustang or can i just get a factory replacement and just change out the drivers side? I am not sure but i believe that there still are cats on because he didnt charge me for any 02 sensor eliminators
What else have you done to it?

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The car is a 2001 v6 mustang, automatic, K&N fipkII, true dual exhaust, flowmaster 40's, and thats it.
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The car is a 2001 v6 mustang, automatic, K&N fipkII, true dual exhaust, flowmaster 40's, and thats it.
Well, if you want to go farther, pick up a set of JBA or BBK headers, -if you figure you're not going to go any farther -stick with OEM . .. .


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