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My exhaust manifold has cracked on my 1998 jeep wrangler (2.5L 4 cyl.). It is cracked about 1-2 inches above the exhaust pipe connection under the heat shield. I cannot find anywhere there is a bind in the exhaust system and all the bolts are torqued to spec. The manifold is fairly new (l3ss than 6 mths) any suggestions why it would crack?

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Check your local junk yards can do nothing but replace

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