Dodge Journey: Inspection, adjustments

INSPECTION

Inspect the exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, muffler, and resonators for cracked joints, broken welds and corrosion damage that would result in a leaking exhaust system. Inspect the clamps, support brackets, and insulators for cracks and corrosion damage.

ADJUSTMENTS

A misaligned exhaust system is usually indicated by a vibration, rattling noise, or binding of exhaust system components. These noises are sometimes hard to distinguish from other chassis noises. Inspect exhaust system for broken or loose clamps, heat shields, isolators, and brackets. Replace or tighten as necessary. It is important that exhaust system clearances and alignment be maintained.

Perform the following procedures to align the exhaust system:

1. Loosen clamps and support brackets.

2. Align the exhaust system starting at the front, working rearward.

3. Tighten all clamps and brackets once alignment and clearances are achieved.

SPECIFICATIONS

TORQUE

SPECIAL TOOLS

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Exhaust System
Fig. 3: Exhaust Cone Tool - 8404-ECT

Exhaust System
Fig. 4: Back Pressure Test Adapter - CH8519

Exhaust System
Fig. 5: Pressure Transducer CH7063

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