How To Fix An Exhaust Hanger
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Exhaust hangars are rubber straps that support your muffler and hold it close to the frame of the car. If you're hearing a noise or seeing a spark from under your
car, there is a good chance that you have a broken exhaust hanger. The first thing you need to do is look underneath your car and locate the muffler; you should see
an exhaust hanger close by. If this hanger is broken, you will be able to tell right away.
Once you have found the broken hanger, remove it from the frame and the muffler. If it is a two piece, make sure you remove all of the pieces. You are ready to install
the new hanger. Begin by attaching the hangar to the top mount on the car. Once that is done, let it hang there while you get ready for the next step.
If you have someone helping you, have them hold the muffler while you connect it to the hanger you just installed. If you don't have a helper, put the muffler mount
inside the mount while you hold the muffler up. Find a crescent wrench and use the end with the hole in it. Put the handle end through the hanger and put the hole end
of the wrench to hang it on the mount. Another way to hold the muffler is to use a wire and attach it to a sturdy or stationary part of the car.
Exhaust hangers are fairly easy fix as long as you can remove the whole hanger yourself. If the car is an older model, you may find rust and corrosion. This can make
it very difficult to remove the old hangar. Try using heat from a torch to cut it off. Be very careful of grease and of course, the gas tank. If are still having
trouble, give your local muffler shop a call. If they are reputable and not too busy, they can fix it fairly quickly and for a reasonable price.