What is the repair for a rear catcon flange that has rusted away from the attached rear exhaust pipe flange on a 2001 Outback wagon 4 cyl.?
Model: Outback Wagon
Engine: 4 cyl. 2.5
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Hello, sorry for your exhaust problems.
Other than replacing the rusted away converter, which is extremely costly, what I always recommend is cutting the flange off from both ends and welding a straight pipe in it's place, some muffler shops can even just weld in another flange so it still is separate from the center pipe in case it needs removal. Usually the repair costs around $100.00 at a muffler shop. A new converter can cost up to $900.00 for a factory unit.
Let me know if I can help you further, Kevin
34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician