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What is an Exhaust Manifold and where is it Located?
The exhaust manifold is the first component of a vehicle’s exhaust system. It bolts to the engine’s cylinder head and collects the exhaust gasses from the individual exhaust ports and combines them to one outlet to flow through the rest of the exhaust system. In addition to playing such an integral role in your car or truck’s exhaust system, an exhaust manifold is also important for the safety of its occupants. With the help of an exhaust manifold gasket, it also prevents the toxic exhaust fumes from sneaking into the vehicle and harming those that are in it.
The majority of vehicles have exhaust manifolds that are constructed out of cast iron, although some vehicles have tubular steel manifolds made from either mild steel or stainless steel. Some vehicles also have a catalytic converter incorporated into the exhaust manifold.
Why Exhaust Manifolds Fail?
The most common reason of failure for an exhaust manifold is cracking due to the frequent heating and cooling cycles it encounters, and/or age. As the manifold heats up the metal expands, and as it cools the metal contracts. Over time this will weaken the casting, and will eventually cause the manifold to crack. The second common reason for failure is due to broken exhaust system hangers, which when this occurs, shifts the responsibility of holding up all of the weight from the exhaust system to the exhaust manifold. Unfortunately, exhaust manifolds aren’t built for this and before long they give in to the extreme weight hanging off of them, resulting in failure.
Replacing an Exhaust Manifold
A broken or damaged exhaust manifold will not only fail most state safety and emission inspections, it could also potentially allow harmful exhaust gasses into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Leaking exhaust manifolds may also result in poor vehicle performance and fuel economy due to inaccurate oxygen sensor readings. For these reasons it is important that you replace a leaking exhaust manifold as soon as possible.
The degree of difficulty of replacing an exhaust manifold varies depending on the vehicle, although many replacements can be done at home by someone with basic hand tools, a repair manual, and a bit of automotive knowledge.
For more detailed information about exhaust manifolds, how they work, different construction types, replacement tips and more, check out our in-depth exhaust manifold guide.
Need an Exhaust Manifold Replacement?
It is extremely important to have your exhaust manifold in good working order. At 1A Auto, we carry a full line of brand new, direct fit, aftermarket replacement exhaust manifolds. Needless to say, the quality of the design and material is important to a manifold’s reliability. Replacement exhaust manifolds from 1A Auto are of the highest quality; many of our new aftermarket exhaust manifolds have been strengthened and redesigned to eliminate the vulnerable areas of the original design, and thus last on average 2-3 times longer than used OEM manifolds. All of our manifold and converter assemblies are EPA certified as well. We also offer many exhaust manifold kits that include other components such as heat shields, gaskets and hardware.
At 1A Auto, shopping for an exhaust manifold replacement for your car, truck, SUV or van is easy - we're here to help you select the right one for your vehicle! Call our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393 if you have any questions about the product, warranty, compatibility or to purchase, or you can buy online. For answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about our exhaust manifolds and in general, please see our FAQ section below.
Frequently Asked Questions About Exhaust Manifolds:
1. Will this exhaust manifold fit my car or truck?
Yes! 1A Auto spends over 8,000 hours a year researching our parts. Each exhaust manifold part number is matched to ensure the exhaust manifolds will fit all of the specific vehicles we list them for. As long as your car or truck meets all of the specifications listed for each exhaust manifold, 1A Auto guarantees fit.
2. Are these new exhaust manifolds?
Yes! 1A Auto offers quality, brand new exhaust manifolds. We stand behind our products and services; we do not offer re-built or re-furbished manifolds to our valued customers. All exhaust manifolds are made to perform as well as if not better than the originals.
What is the per item warranty on these exhaust manifolds?
The warranty type depends on the exhaust manifold. Most of our exhaust manifolds include a limited lifetime warranty, and some carry a 60 day limited warranty. The warranty covers the price of the item. The item's specific warranty is typically displayed in the details of the item page. If you have any warranty questions please contact our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393.
Does the exhaust manifold come with hardware and gaskets to install?
A few of our exhaust manifolds do not include any installation hardware. This information is displayed in the description. Each product description provides detailed information about the included components. We provide kits that include gaskets and some of the hardware. In most cases you can reuse the original hardware, or obtain it locally. If you have any questions about what is included with the item, please contact our customer service toll free at 888-844-3393.
What caused my old exhaust manifold to fail?
Tips on how to replace an exhaust manifold:
7. What else might be attached to my exhaust manifold?
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