Thanks for all the info. Any idea in prices it’ll be for a shop to replace it and will they use the parts I bought ?Looks like a busted hanger there looks like you need a new muffler... not sure if that pipe goes all tue way to the cat..... but you need a new pipe there....might he called the intermittent pipe...or I pipe....it needs to be replaced aswell.
Okay I’ll have to give a few calls and see. Think I hit a bump and it made the rust crack the pipe that’s connected to the muffler. It was already pretty rusted but that bump made it finally gave out. So unfortunate but it is what it isYou will have to call one and find out...if a shop is doing it .... the prices will definitely be higher too..... rock auto is cheap.
Might be 1 or 2 h to replace
Good ol' GM reliability. They do you a favor by giving you an aluminized muffler, but skip to the cheaper rusty metal at the hangers and tailpipe. The exhausts on today's cars are so much better, there isn't even a comparison. See if you can get either aluminized or stainless replacement parts if you are keeping the car. I don't think it should run beyond $200. Good luck.
I don't. Remember this is 2020, not '05 when GM was on the brink. Even toyo and Honda make better exhausts. My 8th gen Malibu, along with my other cars have either aluminized or stainless exhausts.....which means no freaking rusting anywhere. Listen, it might be a throw away car for you, and that's fine. This just means that you will be spending more of your money. I don't buy throw aways; Which means that my cars will last longer, serve better and continue to be the cars that I like.Huh..... they still make exhaust out of the same crap.....take a look at how old that car is.....i still have the same exhaust as them.....came from the factory. How long should it last? Mine is shot as of this spring... who would waste money on a stainless system for a throw away car....most people own these for 5 years and move on. I can see it for their hobby car whatever that may be.... There are some exceptions on higher end cars coming with stainless stock...or even as an option on others... but at this point.....i definitely wouldn't bother