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How to Install an Exhaust System in Your Car
Your vehicle’s exhaust system plays a few very vital roles in keeping your car running efficiently and quietly. It aids in moving the exhaust gases created by the...
How Long Do Exhaust Supports Last?
You are likely aware of the fact that the exhaust system of your car is located under it. It needs to stay perfectly in place in order to work as it’s meant...
How Long Does an Exhaust System Hanger Last?
Your exhaust system takes quite a beating while it is suspended under your car. Think about it - you're traveling at high speeds, over bumps, through unfavorable road conditions, and much...
How to Polish Exhaust Headers
Due to the degree of heat and amount of exposure that an exhaust header is exposed to from your system, it is prone to showing signs of wear and...
How to Replace a Broken Exhaust Support
Exhaust supports keep your car's exhaust system safe and secure. Signs of failure include rattling, banging, and knocking coming from under the car.
How to Repair an Exhaust Pipe
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is made of the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, resonator, muffler and of course the piping to connecting it all together. Throughout the day,...
P2035 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2
P2035 code definition Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage Bank 2 Sensor 2 Bank 2 refers to the back of cylinders without the number one cylinder. Sensor 2...
How to Replace a Muffler
As cars and trucks travel down the road, they all have a different sound that emits from the exhaust. There are so many factors that come into play when...
How to Replace an EVP Position Sensor
The EGR valve is monitored by a valve position sensor. This sensor helps your car's EGR system to run more efficiently and better control emissions.
How to Replace an Exhaust Air Supply Tube
The exhaust system depends on a fresh air supply to function properly. A bad exhaust air supply tube can lead to increased emissions or exhaust leaks.
How to Replace an Exhaust Clamp
An exhaust pipe is supported by exhaust clamps within a vehicle. A bad clamp can lead to exhaust leaks that can turn hazardous if not addressed.
How to Identify Car Exhaust Issues
Exhaust systems in cars cool the engine and keeps the environment safe from harmful gases. Even in small doses carbon monoxide can be very harmful.
How to Replace a Secondary Air Injection Hose
A car's secondary air injection system allows oxygen into the exhaust. If a hose is faulty, a car may have increased emissions and performance issues.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Tube
The EGR valve is connected to an EGR pipe, which helps distribute molecules through your vehicle’s EGR system. A bad pipe leads to performance issues.
How to Avoid Muffler Repair
Mufflers break when debris builds in the undercarriage, the muffler rubs against driving surfaces, or there is smoke emitting from the engine.
How to Replace a Broken Car Exhaust Hanger
Car exhaust systems include exhaust hangers that are fastened to the exhaust pipe to keep it quiet. Jack up your car to replace the exhaust hangers.
How to Silence Car Exhaust
Exhaust systems get rid of harmful gases as you drive your car. Car exhausts make noise when there are cracks or leaks in the car exhaust.
How To Replace An Exhaust Manifold Gasket
Exhaust manifold gaskets seal gaps to keep exhaust fumes out of the emissions system, as well as reduce engine noise and improve fuel efficiency.
How to Replace an Exhaust Manifold
Exhaust manifolds remove exhaust gas during the exhaust stroke. Engine performance issues and engine noise are signs to replace the exhaust manifold.

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My car started running louder than normal about 2-3 weeks ago and I can not decipher why
Two possible sources of the engine noise should be ruled out first and those are exhaust leaks and possible bearing failures (causing noise) in any of the belt driven accessories. When the engine is cold, you can quickly "feel" for...
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Loud engine
Hello. There are several reasons that your vehicle may be sounding louder than normal. Typically it has to do with the airflow going into or coming out of the engine. Leaks can come in the forms of holes, cracks, gapped...
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Exhaust smell inside the cabin
Hello. Smelling exhaust fumes inside of the vehicle can be hazardous to your health, and is a problem that should be taken care of as soon as possible. Typically the air from around the engine and front of the vehicle...
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Exhaust fumes in car
Hello. When you run the climate control, the vehicle takes air from around the engine and outside of the vehicle and uses it to warm or cool and cab. If there is any form of exhaust leak in the system,...
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I have a 2014 nissan maxima. It smoking from the exhaust with a blueish gray look. There's no oil leaks on the ground.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and see how low it is. If the oil is a little low, then the oil is burning in the exhaust system. This is caused by the valve guide seals leaking, the rings...
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replacement of catalytic converter
I wouldn't assume that the rear converter is bad unless the mechanic actually performed a diagnostic on the converter AND then explained to you what was done, what was found and WHY the solution is to replace the converter. If...
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Pitted surface around exhaust ports on head.
The cylinder head gasket mating surface must be machined flat to ensure a proper seal and the exhaust manifold mounting surface may be machined if there is an exhaust leak there from the cylinder head warping. A few small pits...
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Truck sounds very loud when I step on gas...maybe muffler? 2007 GMC Yukon
Hello - this new, louder sound level could be the muffler, catalytic converter, an exhaust gasket or one of the connecting exhaust pipe(s). I would recommend having an exhaust system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from...
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My exhaust manifold is cracked
Hello. There are many variables here, but generally speaking, occasional "spirited" driving of short duration won't cause manifold cracking. You do see manifold cracking with sustained high-load, high-engine heat operation - heavy trucks running at full-throttle or recreational vehicle engines...
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Had A exhaust cat front converter gasket blow when i was driving got louder and louder satarteded to looose power the next day i
Hi there. From the description you have provided, sounds like, the problem is the catalytic converter. The exhaust leak gave the engine the ability to breathe out. If the engine can't breathe out, it can't breathe in. By sealing the...
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Black exhaust - 2004 Honda CR-V
Black smoke coming from the exhaust is usually an indication of a rich fuel condition. When this happens, it can be the result of many things such as faulty fuel injectors, a failing mass air flow sensor, or a faulty...
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How to install a exhaust system with the springs so hard to push down to get it on. Please help.
If you have a big enough pair of pliers, channel locks or vice grips, you may be able to bring the flanges of both exhaust components close enough to get the bolt through and catch a couple of threads. Many...
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Would a major leak from my exhaust back box cause it to fail the emmisions test and LAMDA reading
Hello - while an exhaust leak can have a minor effect on emissions, I would not expect that to cause a "Fail" - UNLESS your state or metro area does tolerate an exhaust leak for safety reasons (carbon monoxide poisoning...
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My engine light was on so I took my vehicle to auto zone and got a p0014 code read. It says the exhaust camshaft positioning timing is over advanced. Can you help?
Hi there: The P0014 is the OBD-II generic code that the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the bank 1 exhaust camshaft is more advanced than what the ECM has commanded it be. This over-advanced condition could be during...
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white smoke after head gasket repair
When ever an engine blows a head gasket and leaks coolant into one or more cylinders and pushes the coolant into the exhaust flooding the catalyst and muffler with coolant. After the repairs to the engine are made to fix...
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When accelerating, the sound is different
Hi there. Heavy black smoke is usually a sign of a rich fuel condition present in your car's engine. When this happens, the motor is receiving more fuel than it can otherwise burn during the regular combustion cycle. This excess...
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A.I.R. pump is missing in my car
Hello. The A.I.R. system is an emissions system that is designed to inject air into the exhaust manifold to help with the combustion of any unburned fuel before it reaches the catalytic converter, resulting in cleaner emissions. In order to...
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My car starts then stallsafter a few seconds and won't start again
Hello. The steps you have taken at this point are all appropriate, and help to eliminate a lot of the electrical components that can cause stalling. You may be looking at a mechanical issue instead of an electrical one. You...
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Check Engine Light on, catalytic converter and O2 sensors need changing - $3000
Hi there: If you're Check Engine Light is coming on and somebody diagnosed this as a problem with your O2 sensors or the catalytic converter emissions system, it's highly possible that the trouble part are the front or back bank...
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What can be causing vibrations to my vehicle - the rear engine mount or the exhaust pipe?
Hi there. To see if the engine mount is broken and making the vehicle vibrate, open the hood to your car and look at the engine while it is running at idle. See if the engine is moving around a...

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