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Old 08-30-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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2002 Mustang exhaust leak

I have an 02 Mustang and there driver side header is cracked which is causing an exhaust leak.....

I have noticed that I do not have as much power as before it in fact while driving it's really hard to gain speed - I can't go faster that 40mph or else the car will come to a stop (cut off)

Both the engine and transmission are fine could that exhaust leak cause the engine to overheat which causes the car to stop
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Re: 2002 Mustang exhaust leak

the V6s are bad about condensation from the AC leaking on the header and cracking it, not sure if the 4.6 shares this flaw.

I dont think a little leak will cause the engine to over heat but if its bad enough it might could have some effect as the exhaust is sticking around the engine and that does raise the temps.
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