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I need to replace my catalytic converter. The current one is held in place by U-bolts. Two U-bolts between the cat and the manifold exhaust pipe (looks like a patch). One holding the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold pipe and one U-bolt holding the other end to the muffler.

This doesn't strike me as the best way to put them together. I thought maybe they should be welded together or something so that there's no leaking.

Is it normal to attach a catalytic converter using u-bolts? Or when i replace it should I have it welded?

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Is it normal to attach a catalytic converter using u-bolts? Or when i replace it should I have it welded?

It is not normal to utilize u-bolts (muffler clamps) on catalytic converters. They are most often welded in place.

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