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Hello everyone, I have a 2019 Compass Trailhawk and noticed some trail damage that could be causing an exhaust leak. Also I believe there is a bolt missing, not sure of the part numbers to get this replaced and also wondering if there is a skid plate out there to prevent this from happening again. Bought the car used at 43,000 miles and have been getting good use out of it now I’m at around 57,000 miles. Thanks
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October of 2019 I was changing the oil/filter on my 2018 Latitude and found that same bolt missing. I do not off road with the Jeep. You can see that there was a bolt it there to begin with. Doesn't look like the bolt had any kind of lock washer on it. Replaced it with a new bolt and lockwasher instead of a flat washer and it's been fine since. It's the same that is at the other end of the bracket.
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Looks like you need the whole front pipe.
2015-2021 Mopar Exhaust Front Pipe 68361579AA | Factory MOPAR Direct
Thanks I appreciate the response! I wonder if a muffler shop can fix the exhaust leak vs buying a new front pipe.Where did you purchase the replacement bolt and lock washer?
 

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I don't believe there are any skid plates over that part of the exhaust. These are two brands that make skid plates for the Compass.

I personally have the front end skip plate from Valkyrie with ATP carrier bearing and rear diff plates. If you click my name and go to media I have pictures of them on my Compass.


I don't believe there are any skid plates over that part of the exhaust. These are two brands that make skid plates for the Compass.

I personally have the front end skip plate from Valkyrie with ATP carrier bearing and rear diff plates. If you click my name and go to media I have pictures of them on my Compass.


I wish I had the fabrication skills to make a small skid place for that section of the front pipe is it is easily exposed and seems like it doesn’t take much to damage it.
 

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I am sure a muffler shop could weld where it looks like it's leaking. If the flex area is leaking, they may be able to cut that out and weld in a new flex section. As for the bolt and lockwasher, I have metric hardware in my work shop and had what I needed. Sorry, I don't remember what the thread size is but Home Depot should have the bolts and washers in stock. It is the same size as the bolt at the other end of the bracket.
Thanks! I guess I’ll have to take it out and match it up at Home Depot. Maybe throw up some thread locker so it doesn’t magically disappear again.
 
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