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Exhaust pipe bracket detached (Alfa GT JTD)

Just found out that the bracket holding the exhaust pipe was detached from the pipe itself and was just loosely hanging from the undercarriage. (I do apologize if my wording is not right, hopefully the attached pictures will explain the situation better.)
I guess I will have to buy an exhaust rubber hanger (fiver on ebay) and have the bracket welded to the pipe.
I just can't figure out how do you place the rubber thing on the bracket and undercarriage, do you just slip it on?
How important is to have that fixed (if at all), do I have to rush to the mechanic or I could continue driving like that for a while?
How much would he charge me for the job and does anyone know a reliable guy in SW London?
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Very very very cheap and easy fix... The rubber hanger will slip over the metal, but might take some serious persuasion and greasing but they do go eventually..

Hanger will need rewelding, but providing the exhaust is in good enough condition it'll be a quick and easy job for a mechanic.
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I've done so many of these, they're always falling off. Realistically, you can just remove the hanger as you have done. The centre section is light on the JTD, there is no midbox on it, and it is supported where it joins the backbox and also where it joins the cat so you can easily do without this bracket. However you can't leave it hanging as it'll fail the MOT, the rubber and bracket need to be removed from the car.

You can just weld it back on and fit a new rubber though, its dead easy to do it. I wouldn't be in any rush, get it done next time you're at the garage for something else.

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Had the same thing on my GT. Just removed the hanger.
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I connected mine back to the pipe with an exhaust "u" clamp and it past umpteen MOTs ... it looked like it was meant to be like that!!

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