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Excessive Exhaust Rust

My exhaust broke in half right behind the muffler the other day and now the tip points straight at the ground thanks to a big rust patch. Does anyone else have a problem with excessive exhaust rust or is it just my luck?
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My exhaust broke in half right behind the muffler the other day and now the tip points straight at the ground thanks to a big rust patch. Does anyone else have a problem with excessive exhaust rust or is it just my luck?
It seems they all have issues with rust. But I haven't had one rust all the way through yet.

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Good golly; I can't remember the last time I took a vehicle into the "muffler shop" for a new exhaust system. Literally, I think it was our old 1986 Ford Aerostar sometime in the mid-90s. For the three Toyotas we've owned, we never had an issue with any component in the exhaust system, except for replacing a couple of O2 sensors along the way. That would be over 25 years of ownership and 450K miles total on those three vehicles.

Do you make a lot of short trips? If so, you may be getting excessive condensation buildup in the exhaust system. This could be particularly excessive in cold weather.

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Yeah I live in Kentucky where we have cold winters and hot summers I usually use it on the farm and as my commuter vehicle, but it shouldn't have rusted through after only 106,000 miles.
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Please fill out your signature so we can help and know what you have , mod's ect

PS.Gotta face the facts here . Historically vehicles over 100k can and will have issues , exhaust , alternator , starter, water pump , all front end components ,wheel bearings , u joints ect ect .
Just be GLAD its not a Dodge because you would be into EVERY item i mentioned .

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What year? It's not just miles, it's time seeing moisture, etc.


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It's a 2010 SR5 DoubleCab
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Looks like you need just a new clamp.


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Its rusted inside the clamp and it's crumbling
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Good golly; I can't remember the last time I took a vehicle into the "muffler shop" for a new exhaust system. Literally, I think it was our old 1986 Ford Aer

ostar sometime in the mid-90s. For the three Toyotas we've owned, we never had an issue with any component in the exhaust system, except for replacing a couple of O2 sensors along the way. That would be over 25 years of ownership and 450K miles total on those three vehicles.

Do you make a lot of short trips? If so, you may be getting excessive condensation buildup in the exhaust system. This could be particularly excessive in cold weather.
Please remember that it's a big ole diverse country with weather conditions that might not match your home town exhaust pipe longevity.

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I guess it's time to pull the trigger on the dirty deeds system I've been looking at then
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I guess it's time to pull the trigger on the dirty deeds system I've been looking at then

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Darn, that's a SHAME!
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