Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
ROy, i just dropped the exhaust and tried it. it seems ok now, i didnt drive it far.
Can i rmove the heat shield on the second cat, cut it open with a dremel, or large drill bit in several places, removed the insides , then patch the holes with JB weld? is there a way to not have to mess with cutting and welding.....
Roy, the car has 250k miles, a huge dent in the door, and am just trying to get a little more use of it for a few months. It is not worth dumping money into. I thought i could open it and remove the honeycomb and close up the hole and put the heat shield back on.\
Strapped for funds and am looking for a workaround.
ok, ill try that. stand by. ill do the review and rating in the am.
Roy, i CANNOT get the two nuts off where the exhaust from the back of converter to tail pipe is bolted with the flanges. I also cannot drive the car with the front undone due to noise, and it wont make it to a repair shop connected.
If i cut the bolts off behind the nut, will there be a way for me to seal it back up, or maybe run up to the local shop and have it welded?????
i sprayed a lot of pb blaster, and just dont want to use open flame. I think i could cut them off with a dremel. What do you think? would a good dremel and several cutting wheels work?
ROy, ill be finished bothering you shortly. I got one bolt cut. I cut it off behind the nut. Question. Is the bolt THREADED in the flange or is it just a bolt that goes through with a nut. If it is threaed, ill never get it out.
So, after i cut the other one off, will the back exhause pull away, or is it threaded inside the flange hole?
which flange, the first or second or both. i dont understand how this stupid bolt is applied. Is it threaded into the back exhaust pipe flange, and if not, why cant i pop the back exhaust pipe and flange OFFwht looks like less than a half inch of bolt., stud or whatever. Are you all allowed to talk on the phone, and Ill include your tip here. I have 2 stupid bolts kicking my rear end.
Iam i not beating on it hard enough to pop it loose so that i can just pull the back exhaust pipe to the rear OFF the bolt or stud.
Again, the question is: Is the bolt or stud threaded through the back exhaust pipe flange? That is all i need to know. If it is, i CANT drive it out thoward the front of the car.
there is NO WAY that what i am looking at is pressed through 2 flanges. NO WAY. NOTHING is pressed into any pipe.
Never mind, ill rate you, give you your tip, and figure out something else.
Thanks for your help.
ok, i sent 3 ictures(some uploaded more than once, sorry) the first two is what the bolt/stud head looks like where the Front pipe is connected to the rear(just behind converter 2). The other the opposite side, where i cut the bolt off behind the nut.
I thought if i cut it that i could simply pop the rear pipe and flange off what was left of the bolt but it wont budge. What i need to knkow is IS THE BOLT THREADED THROUGH THE FLANGE ON THE REAR PIPE. id ont see how if the bolt was pressed in from the other side. If i can simply get the rear pipe disconnected, then i have the entire front pipe with converter, can take it somewherre to get the bolts out, hollow out the converter and BOOM, its done.
you mentioned the bolt is pressed in . It is not, actually it passes through the rear pipe flange and is THREADED into the front pipe flange. It is not pressed in.
Anyway, thanks for the assistance. Appreciate it.