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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Introduction : Plus exhaust questions

Hi, I'd like to introduce myself.
My name is Skippy, I am 25 years old and I am a builder in a metal shop.
I am the proud owner of a Chevrolet Cobalt 2008 COLOR : Yellow with Black Racing Stripes
Ever since I started working with the PO Systems I have been very interested in mechanics and wanting to learn how to get better at building and fixing cars.
Lately after 2 years of driving roughly 40,000 miles.. things are starting to shut down on me.
I was able to figure out most things but this one I can't quite. I haven't found someone able to show me how to fix my exhaust leak, through I know that's the problem. I have fixed just about everything else for error code p0171.
Does anyone know of any exhaust leaks related to the error code p0171?
And if my exhaust does have a leak, should I repair it? or get a new one? Get some patching tape?
Anyway, I'm really happy to finally be apart of a forum, can't wait for your replies.
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-Skippy

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2018, 03:59 AM
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These usually leak at the flex pipe and can cause a lean code P0171 because it is between the 2 oxygen sensors. Most muffler shops can swap out the flex pipe only.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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yeah! that is what I was suspecting i just couldn't remember the information I'd gathered!!
. . . I've been rather frustrated.
I am going to further my research to locate and understand a "flex pipe"
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thank you thank you thank you!!

---------- Post added at 12:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:21 AM ----------

question:: CAN i tape any leaks with an exhaust repair kit, without removing the exhaust?

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