4.0L Exhaust header
While under my '99 GC last night doing an R/R brake caliper & hose, I noticed I have a small hole rusted in the header pipe, right in the middle of a bend (where the exhaust moves from the left side to the right side of the car). There appears to have been 2 little tabs of some type that had something clamped onto them. Could these have been ground straps? What ever they were, they are rusted off now with only the tabs which were welded to the exhaust pipe. Moisture has gotten between the little tabs & the pipe & allowed it to rust thru. It appears I'll have to weld a patch on, because it looks like the entire exhaust header is welded up as one big assembly.
Anyone else have this issue? If this really was a ground strap, does it really need to be there? I could not find an attachment point on the body anywhere that this would have gone to.