Yesterday I heard some banging while driving home and took a look at the situation in the light this morning. From what I can tell the exhaust itself looks fine, but the rubber hanger securing the tailpipe (backend) broke, so its semi-loose. When I go over bumps, dips and sometimes turns I can hear it clanking on the top of my bumper as it will move around an inch or so.
I went to Autozone and Strauss and all that they had onsite was standard hangers. Autozone could order it, but I can do the same online. The problem is I am not exactly sure what they have matches by current hanger (I think it is my original hanger). The hanger that broke has two holes - one that is still secure goes to a pin attached to the chassis and the welded piece that comes off the muffler (its rusted) slips into the other hole but the rubber broke.
Could someone lend me a hand and let me know what I should buy as a replacement and how to install? How do I install the new one - and how do I get it onto the pin as the end is flared out to hold it in place. I dont want to break the new one! Perhaps there is a better system - or use the standard equipment but want to make sure it will work for me.
I will try to attach a photo of the issue (if I can figure out how to do so) and the Autozone parts site is below:http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... e1edZ9l4wr
Thanks in advance.