How can one replace their faulty exhaust system?

The exhaust system of the car helps in removal of harmful emissions that are developed in the engine. This process also increases the efficiency of the engine and make sure and tell it that it is run at its optimum efficiency. It is very important that a faulty exhaust system be handled by a professional. However, there is a chance that an individual can also try a hand to replace the faulty exhaust system. In order to perform the action, it is necessary to understand what is present inside the car. A thorough knowledge on the exhaust system will be helpful for any individual to actually carry out a smooth process of replacing faulty exhaust system.

In order to perform repairing to the faulty exhaust system, an individual should possess important tools such as soldering iron, solder, socket wrenches, replacement tools, replacement parts, pipe, patches, Jack or hydraulic lifts, bolt cutters and welding torch. All the necessary tools can be purchased from auto shop.

Restoring the exhaust system

  1. The car should be lifted to a good height with the help of hydraulic lifts. This will provide an opportunity to examine the entire exhaust system of the vehicle.
  2. Upon careful inspection, it is possible to point out at the fault in the exhaust system.
  3. Oxygen gauge, muffler, catalytic converter, manifold, and exhaust pipe are the important parts that are present in the entire exhaust system. Exhaust pipes are often spoiled due to corrosion or rust. There are also spoiled due to bumps on the road. It is necessary to restore a faulty part or carry out the repairing process for a healthy exhaust system.
  4. With the help of soldering iron, leaking holes can be fixed. The metal patch can also be used to close a whole if necessary. This is best useful when there is only one league in the entire exhaust system. If the damage is at several places, replacing the exhaust system would be the good option.
  5. Disassembling the exhaust system should be done carefully. The first one to come out is the tailpipe and should be done in the reverse way till the damaged part is reached. All the parts can be remote by screwing out the bolts. In order to remove the entire system, one may also utilize a welding torch to disengage it from the frame. Welding torch should be carefully used and should not damage any other components in the car.
  6. The next step involves replacing the damaged part with the new one. Purchased components should be of original quality and should match to the present exhaust system requirements.
  7. Once the part has been replaced, it is time to reconnect the exhaust system. The process should be reversed as in case of disassemble. The last component to be fixed is the tailpipe.
  8. The next step involves double checking the entire fittings. The welded components at the leakage area should also be checked thoroughly. The best way to perform this action is to turn on the engine and check for the leakage.
  9. In the entire system is working perfectly, the last up involves building the support hunger of the exhaust system back to the frame. The exhaust system is back to its original condition and one can easily go on for a ride.