How to Repair an Exhaust Leak DIY (No Welding)

Sep 11, 2021
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Is your exhaust leaking? Fumes getting into the car? Is your exhaust loud? Learn how to repair a leaking exhaust without a welder to make it quieter. This is a really simple process using common hand tools.

Tail Pipe Expander:
Reciprocating Saw:
Exhaust couplers:
Exhaust Clamp:
Exhaust RTV:
Extractor Set:
MAP Gas:
Penetrating Fluid:
Common Hand tools:

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  • Video idea: Create a small vacuum leak and show us how to diagnose and locate it with the blue driver.

    dutch971dutch971Hour ago
  • Can we see how to add turbos or after market parts for performance

    Great grapeGreat grape5 hours ago
  • Got a video idea for you, I have a 2001 dodge dakota that for the past couple of years, I can't drive past 30 miles a hour, last time I had a oil change was only a couple months before it started with these issues. Is there something serious wrong or something as simple as the silinoids?

    Aura ElucidatorAura Elucidator5 hours ago
  • Great video as usual. Would you be willing to do a video on tires? I’m currently checking out new tires for my Toyota RAV4 (2017) and the choices are crazy. From Touring to highway and beyond. Would love to get your thoughts on brands too. Thanks for all the great videos.

    Dan VennertDan Vennert6 hours ago
  • I think a video on how to check and replace solenoid valves would be good also love the vids big help

    Rambowchicken GRambowchicken G6 hours ago
  • Hey Chris! When will you be making a video on the high performance throttle body on the mustang?

    Jacob MassonJacob Masson6 hours ago
  • When chris says “as you can hear and smell” Me: and what? Jajaajja i died

    Julian Rangel LozadaJulian Rangel Lozada7 hours ago
  • Make a video on fixing the body rust!

    Joseph KorpitzJoseph Korpitz8 hours ago
  • great vid Chris! That Jag needs a little Fluid Film underneath to slow the rusting down. She's getting crusty!

    Ram14250Ram142509 hours ago
  • Do you live at your parents or what?

    Koivu-MiesKoivu-Mies10 hours ago
  • What happened to the driftstange

    Mark KirkpatrickMark Kirkpatrick11 hours ago
  • How do you know what rips your exhaust off

    Mark KirkpatrickMark Kirkpatrick11 hours ago
  • We meed more drift 😔

    Esra TaalEsra Taal12 hours ago
  • You can clearly hear and smell this egsaust 😂😂😂

    Riley CPMRiley CPM12 hours ago
  • Crisis where did you purchase those rear wheels blocks for lifting threat of the car

    Efrain GuzmanEfrain Guzman14 hours ago
  • $40 angle grinder and 30 minutes of saved time = bolt removed....

    Jon McNabbJon McNabb15 hours ago
  • Bro that dog freakin gave me a jumpscare O_O i thought i was seeing things and then it moved 1:18

    XXX GHOSTXXX GHOST19 hours ago
  • Where is your race car you haven't uploaded any videos of that car when will be the new video coming?

    Adeel PlayzAdeel Playz21 hour ago
  • ayo what happened to the drift stang ??

    Dhruv WaliDhruv WaliDay ago
  • I needed this video so bad, my cars exhaust broke and a mechanic is a bit pricey

    Kyle SKyle SDay ago
  • nice

  • Did u ever do the drum to caliper conversion

    Lucus UrferLucus UrferDay ago
  • Can you loan me some money to buy a car? I want a 2004 infiniti q45, i used to have one and somebody wrecked me bad, sent me to the hospital and total loss 😔 Just need 8k left, got proof of everything, come on chris 😭

    Coid ThunderCoid ThunderDay ago
  • CHRIS guess what my name is kris to lol btw u are the best man keep up the good work

    Kris LantryKris LantryDay ago
  • Chris, the HOA is on the phone.

    Brent JacobsBrent JacobsDay ago
  • exhaust bolts are the worst. you're always like "hey, it's 2 bolts how bad could it be?" yeah... don't say stuff like that also, I have the tiniest exhaust rattle at exactly 3000 rpm but I leave it alone because it gives the car character

    lord thick nippleslord thick nipplesDay ago
  • hey Chris i was wondering if u could do a video on replacing break lines?

    Home_Run fHome_Run fDay ago
  • Can you fix my subaru forester I'm in Philadelphia?

    TheCarSection TheCarSectionTheCarSection TheCarSectionDay ago
  • Thx for the tip

    Riley CPMRiley CPMDay ago
  • Correct tools always makes the job easier , it was so helpful thanks Chris.

    Hossam MohammedHossam MohammedDay ago
  • I’ve always wondered why he Hides all the brand names, any reason why? Can you also show how to change a clutch on a front wheel drive car? Your video on how to do so only covers rear wheel drive which is different from front wheel drive

    Chicken 2.0Chicken 2.0Day ago
  • I love your video so much when i grow up I wanna be master mehniac and I will follow when I pass my driving test and get my first car just how u do it so I can get it working fast bc I love your stuff so much it's makes me very happy.

    dj need for speeddj need for speedDay ago
  • Awesome! Great video. I am confident I can do my exhaust now! I may need experts though... 2.4L Ecotech with cracked exhaust manifold and failing flex joint like the Jag! Oh and it has CA emissions so has 2 air pumps in front of the manifold. Yay. Wish me luck!!!!

    Josh WaltyJosh WaltyDay ago
  • Vivirás en una zona con mucho barro o que le echan sal a las carreteras, porque todos los coches que grabas están muy oxidados, donde yo vivo los coches por lo general están impolutos de óxido, sin sal en las carreteras a parte de que es un clima semiseco. Saludos y buen trabajo.

    MendoroMendoroDay ago
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    asian_ogasian_ogDay ago
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      Sir CumsalotSir CumsalotDay ago
  • Hi Chris amazing videos love from UK. Have a question for you is carbon cleaning on diesel engines are safe to do. Am worried because am having dpf problem on my car. Its done 95k miles. And I was told carbon cleaning will help with dpf

    Mo RajaMo RajaDay ago
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    Jose FelixriveraJose FelixriveraDay ago
    • I agree

      ElvwthElvwthDay ago
    • Putnam Autobody Doodoobutter

      Sir CumsalotSir CumsalotDay ago
  • That's Exhausting

    Sir CumsalotSir CumsalotDay ago
  • "dont aske me how i know" -thats sus af

    Ryan BlanquiscoRyan BlanquiscoDay ago
  • Gracias por compartir Podrías ponerle la opción de ver subtitulos en español a tus videos De antemano GRACIAS

    Antony GomezAntony GomezDay ago
  • ok

    HeriPlayzHeriPlayzDay ago
  • Can someone recommend a good place to buy hubcaps ?

    Sunny the GreatSunny the Great2 days ago
  • Bro one hummer video

    North RemembersNorth Remembers2 days ago
  • Man my 96 Ford Explorer idles beautiful but I give it throttle and it boggs out I replAced the tps and the mass air flow the idle air control , fuel pump is good wth !!! Lol any ideas ???

    DTRONIC 777DTRONIC 7772 days ago
    • Oh it’s the 5.0

      DTRONIC 777DTRONIC 7772 days ago
  • This guy comes up with amazing videos out of nowhere

    3O43O42 days ago
  • Hi, ChrisFix. I'm 53 years old man. and I love to do the repairs on my own vehicles when I do not need a lot of professional machine shop tools. learn some work skills from your videos are so great. I wish my sons come to a vehicle mechanic repairs like you man God Bless you and all your family. I like your style of how to make the videos showing the work and not showing yourself as a movie actor. a millions of congratulations for your hard work big man.

    Juan Jose Rosas SanchezJuan Jose Rosas Sanchez2 days ago
  • I appreciate that he always covers brand names, and never expresses any preference to brands, allows you to find a brand or price that works for you without feeling like your results are related to the products he uses. :D

    MrI CleanMrI Clean2 days ago
  • Do you still plan on supercharging the mustang?

    Bobby RobertsBobby Roberts2 days ago
  • Came back after a year and still no drum to disc conversion :(

    Marco MorettiMarco Moretti2 days ago
  • I’ve got the vehicle, the parts, and tools. All I need now is the driveway.🤔

    Operator 9037Operator 90372 days ago
  • Chris Fix's long suffering next door neighbour: "If he does that one more time I'm gonna kill that kid!"

    Marc GoodmanMarc Goodman2 days ago
  • Man,i miss the driftstang man please make more videos on it.

    POG_NOODLES_2021POG_NOODLES_20212 days ago
  • Whenever I see a new vid I instantly click

    Nitrous RacerNitrous Racer2 days ago
  • Yo hes bill green from big city green and hes DLY

    Roke MiguelRoke Miguel2 days ago
  • Thanks for this wonderful content man! I fixed up my dads ram that was in bad condition and now it’s a amazing and reliable truck again, keep this up.

    SovietMandoSovietMando2 days ago
  • Or just cut the bolts into with the saw😂

    William MillerWilliam Miller2 days ago
  • hi chris

    cameron andersoncameron anderson2 days ago
    • chris??

      cameron andersoncameron anderson2 days ago
  • Is hard taking risk but you can do anything like him

    Muhammad MiahMuhammad Miah2 days ago
  • I will say but I’m 8 but I feel like I can fix a car

    EvrikThe GreatEvrikThe Great2 days ago
  • We need a offroad project from u

    fuck youfuck you2 days ago
  • great vid chris. i had my catalytic converter stolen from my sonata 2010 - cut off. and the ripped the flex pipe and cut from the intermediate muffler so it looks i will have to replace the hole exhaust- perfect timing with the clip. :) any tips on removing the flex from the exhaust manifold? 2 very rusted studs, little room to play with the torch. both o2 sensors ripped out. do i need to reprogram those after i replace them or will the car read from them automatically? great work - mechanical and filming the clips - very easy to understand what you're doing.

    Zoltan RaczZoltan Racz2 days ago
  • *Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag*

    HoldenVTCalaisHoldenVTCalais2 days ago
  • Hey Chrisfix I am a new entusiasta and I would like to Know what you think about the accord 2006 with the v6 ingeie Hope you to answer brother

    Miguel MercedesMiguel Mercedes2 days ago
  • Hey Chrisfix I am a new entusiasta and I would like to Know what you think about the accord 2006 with the v6 ingeie I just buy one for 3000 or would you recommend me somenthing better for 5000 ??

    Miguel MercedesMiguel Mercedes2 days ago
    • Hope you go ansewer brother

      Miguel MercedesMiguel Mercedes2 days ago
  • Fix, I would suggest you use stainless steel hardware so when you have to do it again you don’t have such a hard time.

    Daniel BodegaDaniel Bodega3 days ago
  • Where is the 24 hours of lemons?

    AAR_ KAYAAR_ KAY3 days ago
  • Can you still drift

    Manha NafiManha Nafi3 days ago
  • Soap and Water.......legendary Chris fix

    Why u mad BrahWhy u mad Brah3 days ago
  • Hey @chrisfix I did a engine compression test a year ago and I just remembered that I did not disable the fuel pump now would that tigger a check engine light

    seth lowellseth lowell3 days ago
  • Well, Chris, when are we moving on Tesla? :D Imagin, Tesla stock price goes down, cause Chris builts it out of used Nokia battery

    water zamboniwater zamboni3 days ago
  • At 7:49 I just learned something new... I had never thought about removing the blade and placing my to-be-cut part WITHIN the saw. That's insane. Thanks

    Mauricio LimaMauricio Lima3 days ago
  • I hate it man why do the best utubers upload like once a year

    ex 6ex 63 days ago
  • Isn’t it nice how you only need a few hundred dollars worth of tools to save a couple hundred. 😅

    Wrecked RevivalWrecked Revival3 days ago
  • * *slammed boi has entered chat* *

    N-JOIN-JOI3 days ago
  • Hey Chris video suggestion. Would you do a video on recommended maintenance to performing a new to you car? I just bought a used car and I’m wondering what maintenance I should consider performing even though everything seems to be up to date. Should change all the fluids even though they look good?

    matt kelleymatt kelley3 days ago
  • i bet he was hoping for his dog to NOT floor the gas in park wkile hes under it.....

    JC BeatsJC Beats3 days ago
  • hi chrisfix, Im having issue with starting my car, it is a ford ranger 1999, I recently lost the key and I went and bought a new switch and it comes with 2 keys but when I install the new switch it only turns on the lights but dosent start the car. need help please

    d tarrayd tarray3 days ago
  • Do you have any videos on removing cigarette lighter from plastic hole or have a 2015 Honda Accord not quite sure how to get it out of the hole whole Some people just say push it out but I'm afraid of breaking Is the plastic

    Scotty too hottieScotty too hottie3 days ago
  • I miss the driftstang :(

    ææ3 days ago
  • But Chris sounds divine

    TikTok CompilationsTikTok Compilations3 days ago
  • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    Dj Macki NYDj Macki NY3 days ago
  • Can you go drift

    Leland DalsonLeland Dalson3 days ago
  • Love your videos Chris the best tutorials on USplane, You The Man Chris!

    Anton PeregudinAnton Peregudin3 days ago
  • Love your videos

    dune bashingdune bashing3 days ago
  • Hi, Everyone. Just wanted to chime in here. I'm coming back to this repair video. Before I mention what I was going to say, I think ChrisFix's videos are great and they inspire a lot of people to take ownership over this area of their lives and not be beholden to the lies of car repair places and dealerships. That being said, if you have an exhaust leak and repair it in this way you better be damn sure that you got it and that the fix is actually holding. There are many videos of people who had leaks they've tried to patch, and let me tell you from personal experience, I am just replacing the exhaust system and welding what I can. Carbon monoxide can kill, not just you, but others who borrow or take rides in your car. Be sure, be safe, but don't trust a putty as far as you can throw it. If you are going to lift you car and go through the hassle, either replace the whole thing or take it to a welder or learn how to weld. Not worth the putty failing in a way you don't notice and having the CAB fill up with gas. Anyways, ChrisFix, keep up the good work, but I think this one is a bit too much to say this is something people should attempt. I'd say, maybe stop at the how to find an exhaust leak, how to take off your exhaust and put a new one on, and how to find a trusted welder. My 3 cents.

    CliftonClifton3 days ago
  • I always spray paint new exhaust parts and clamps; they're always first to go

    RangeRov49RangeRov493 days ago
  • Chris when is the next driftstang vid comin out

    Steven thegamerSteven thegamer3 days ago
  • I was kind of waiting for Chris' mom to come out since he was straight piping again

    viiont eooiyviiont eooiy3 days ago
  • Doggo :)

  • What a legend🤩 I've watched most of your videos and learned much new stuff, but guess what. I don’t have a car or any tools😂

    Mohammed GhelaeissonMohammed Ghelaeisson3 days ago
  • Where did the mustang go? I dont get it. Why are there no more videos about it. You said you would install a roll cage in the mustang but you didnt. What happened to it?

    Sava DanilovicSava Danilovic3 days ago
  • Where is the mustang?

    Alex Madison #67Alex Madison #673 days ago
    • and get the car more slammed

      viiont eooiyviiont eooiy3 days ago
  • Do you ever feel awkward if someone sees you filming without context?

    Maark VlogsMaark Vlogs4 days ago
  • Hey Chris I just want to know that can we install high performance exhaust on pick up trucks??

    shavindra prasadshavindra prasad4 days ago
  • Use some Soapy Wooder on those Glasses.

    Zack FairZack Fair4 days ago
  • How can you repair a leak in the exhaust manifold?

    OwenOwen4 days ago
  • Can you do a video on upgrading the intake on your truck? The 3.0 Duratec engine composite manifold comes with a 60mm throttle body and it makes a huge difference in throttle response and power

  • my truck tailgate won't open can you give me any tips

    charles cousinscharles cousins4 days ago
  • You have to buy used cars to make new videos

    AliraqiAliraqi4 days ago
  • Why don't you post new videos?

    AliraqiAliraqi4 days ago