Started up the 94 Caprice wagon, and it instantly sounded like the parking lot of a Nascar race. Got it up on the lift at school, and the driver's side pipe is sheared right in two by just in front of the trans crossmember. Here's the issue... the complete exhaust was replaced, cat back, right before I bought the car. The pipe broke where there is a U clamp around it, and the clamp is attached to the support bracket on the trans. The pipes look great, with no corrosion other than where this clamp is. It also seems that the clamp was holding the pipe in tension, which helped cause the break.
My question is how is the pipe supposed to be supported between the cat flange and the muffler? There are hangers on the back of the mufflers. Haven't looked in my FSM yet, but will. I am pretty sure that that U clamp is not stock. I can't remember what things look like under my SS. To be honest, I don't think it has a hanger in between the cat and the muffler.
I'll order the pipe and swap it out soon. Just need to decide if it is getting a support or not. Thoughts, opinions, and pics would be most welcome.