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Leaking Exhaust Manifold - Long Term Problem?


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June 30, 2008
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City, State
Lakeville, MN
Year, Model & Trim Level
'21 Explorer XLT
I have an '07 Explorer with 4.6L V8. 82,000 miles. Vehicle has the classic symptom of a passenger side exhaust manifold leak. Loud click click click noise for about 30 seconds while the engine warms up, then much quieter. No other issues that I've noted, though I've only owned this one since about 79,300 miles.

Long term, is there any harm to not getting this repaired? Between the budget at the moment and whether this needs immediate attention, just figuring out the options at this point.

Started noticing mine around 100k, now has 149k and it's just annoying, nothing else.