Potential exhaust leak?

cory2067cory2067 Member Posts: 2
edited February 2015 in Subaru
Recently, my car has been sounding louder than usual. It seems to be coming from under the vehicle, and when I checked, there was smoke coming from a pipe underneath. My best guess is that the exhaust is leaking. It kind of looks like there's a disconnect here:


Can anybody explain what is going on and what I should do?
Thanks.

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  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,557
    That is a flexible joint, note the springs on the bolts. The seal that goes in place is a wire mesh with a soft metallic filler that seals while permitting movement. You'll likely need a new seal and the bolt/spring kit to repair this.
  • cory2067cory2067 Member Posts: 2

    That is a flexible joint, note the springs on the bolts. The seal that goes in place is a wire mesh with a soft metallic filler that seals while permitting movement. You'll likely need a new seal and the bolt/spring kit to repair this.

    Thanks for the response.
    I'm not quite sure what this seal is supposed to be. Is this likely to be suitable product to seal it?
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,557
    No. It is a "donut" seal because it is in the shape of a ring. You'll have to go to a parts store to get the correct components. Otherwise have a shop fix this correctly for you.
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