The exhaust pipe on my 2005 Malibu has sheared off and is causing excessive noise. Best guess at the cause is that there was a joint that failed due to rust.
I would like to temporarily repair the pipe in order to reduce the noise that is being caused by the broken pipe.
- It's ok if the repair isn't permanent; I plan to replace the car in 6 months.
- It's ok if the repair doesn't completely eliminate the excess exhaust noise; a little bit of noise is fine.
Unfortunately, I only have basic mechanical skills & tools, and do not have a welder.
For those that are wondering: The local automotive shop is unwilling to repair the pipe--they want to replace the entire part, including the catalytic converter--which is cost prohibitive ($1200+).
Is there a way to repair the pipe without the use of a welder?