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DIY fix for that sagging rear exhaust that you've all seen...
I thought I posted this last night, but for some reason I cannot find it today. I think there was a glitch when I hit submit thread.
Ok, so I know most of you are likely familiar with that low point in the Camry's rear exhaust, that bend below the rear crossmember, that almost always seems to hang too low. In my case, and I suspect most of you driving '06 and older vehicles, the factory exhaust hanger bolts and "L" hangers that were welded to the pipe itself, have rusted away. Even though that section of pipe is seriously sagging, since it isn't failing, or leaking, I've decided to simply re-hang, or support, it, until the pipe eventually fails. Aftermarket exhausts are seldom as good as factory units, and when they are, they're usually very expensive.
I'm attaching pics of the location of said missing hardware, in case someone reading this isn't familiar, and I'd love to hear cost effective solutions. I have the factory spacer that bolts onto the holes in the crossmember, but suspect I'll have to use generic hanger parts to fix this, since the bolts and welded L hangers are missing.
If you've fixed this, please let me know how you went about it, including describing or listing parts used.
Thank you for any and all helpful info.
2005 Camry SE 2.4L inline 4 cyl. (2AZ–FE)
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Last edited by MG-70; 05-12-2019 at 01:05 PM.