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How to Troubleshoot a Car Exhaust or Engine Noise
Car exhaust systems and car engines make whirring, clicking, or sputtering noises if there's a faulty belt, alternator, water pump, or tension pulley.
How to Install an Exhaust System in Your Car
Your vehicle’s exhaust system plays a few very vital roles in...
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...
P0420 OBD-II Trouble Code: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0420 code means that either the upstream or downstream oxygen sensor in the catalytic converter is not working. Replacing these parts can fix P0420.
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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When I start my car it sounds like a muffler news up front right below the engine what is that or can you help
It's possible that an exhaust component is leaking and/or is loose. This can be determined by a visual inspection and if you desire such an inspection please request an engine noise diagnostic - suspected exhaust leak/loose mount. If you request...
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There's a lawn mower sound coming from my engine when I'm driving
The noise could be due to an exhaust leak although it is also possible that a failed wheel bearing could cause enough "rumbling" to sound really loud. If you request a vehicle noise diagnostic the origin of the noise will...
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Middle of a 1 hour drive; all the sudden my enginer got much louder, especially when accelerating, to a point it kind of sounded l
It's either an exhaust leak or a mechanical problem. As you are describing it, the noise is loud, sustained and obvious so the origin will be apparent to the mechanic if you request a vehicle noise inspection. Loud noises, that...
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Why would I smell exhaust on the inside of my 2006 Volkswagen
Hello. I would need to know the model of your Volkswagen in order to be able to give you very accurate information, but it sounds like there is an exhaust leak. If there is a fairly loud noise coming from...
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Rattling noise in the back driver wheel area.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bottom line is that you need to find out where exactly that noise is coming from. If you suspect the noise is related to the wheel or the suspension start there. Press down...
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After an Auto shop repaired my 2002 monte carlo ls 3.4L exaust manifold gasket and a tune up, ever since car hasnt been running?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately your situation is going to require a second mechanic to inspect the vehicle. The biggest issue concerns the "tune up", as we do not know exactly what they did during that process. Tune...
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How do you replace the rear & side engine mounts without lifting out the engine? & how do you lift the engine out?
Hi...thank you for your questions. If required in the application, a portable engine support bar is used to support an engine during mount replacement. The support bar has lifting capability as well so that the mount can be unloaded and...
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Hello I have a 2004 toyota 4runner v8 4wd I just replaced the catelac converters but need to do the o2 sensors, I know there's the
Hello, thank you for writing in. The four oxygen sensors all serve an equally important role. Having two per bank (or side of the engine), the front oxygen sensor on each side gives a base reading to compare the reading...
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Engine stutters then check light comes on at startup
Exhaust leaks can cause the check engine light to set. If you have an exhaust leak, it should be repaired because carbon monoxide is deadly. You can have the source of the leak identified, and repaired, by requesting an exhaust...
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Do I need to change the exhaust manifold when changing the Catalytic converter? Your quote is 500 cheaper without it. Do I really
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the catalytic converter does not require that you replace the exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold refers to the manifold of tubes that connect from each piston, and bring the exhaust together to the...
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I brought a 2006 Infiniti g35 coupe. When I start it up it sounds like a race car, when I press the gas it gets louder until I let
The previous owner might have modified the air intake (a box like component holds the intake filter) but the noise you are referring to is probably caused by a defective exhaust and/or aftermarket exhaust parts which result in excessive noise....
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There is a rattling noise coming from the exhaust. Car begins to jerk with this and sometimes it turns off.
You may have a catalytic converter that has broken up inside. The business part of the catalyst is made of ceramic material, (yes just like the clay pots) which is coated with the various precious metals that facilitate the reaction...
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excessive gas consumption, loud noise, check engine light is on
Faults with the mass air flow sensor do not cause noise. The noise could be due to exhaust leaks, or internal faults in exhaust components such as the muffler or resonator if equipped. Belt driven accessories can be the source...
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Cracked radiator and cracked exhaust header which to fix first in need to repair fast and cheap for now,
The exhaust manifold should be replaced FIRST. If that crack happens to leak exhaust gases, that means CO can get into the passenger compartment. If that happens you won't have to worry about repairing the radiator. That manifold can be...
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No acceleration
The problem sounds like the catalyst are blocked and causing excessive EGR backpressure and codes and loss of power. You will need to have the O2 sensors in the manifolds removed and the system checked for excessive back pressure indicating...
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I have a 1998 Caddy DeVille, has original muffler and catalytic converter. had to be tweaked to pass CA smog, replace both?
Hey Pete, thanks for writing in. The replacements have more to do with what is actually wrong with the vehicle. If they have been modified illegally, then the answer is an automatic yes. Not only does it cause issues with...
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What exhaust would work on my 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer and make it sound much louder and meaner
Hello. There are a lot of options out there so it is important that you listen to the sounds of the exhaust systems on cars online. Most manufacturers post videos of their exhaust systems on multiple vehicles to give you...
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I have a 1980 Buick Regal and would like to change the motor.
When changing the engine out for another, you may have to have the motor mounts replaced or modified to the other engine. Also the exhaust system will need to be retro fitted for the other engine. The ball park figure...
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Chances of repairing a cracked exhaust manifold vs replacing?
If you are wanting to fix a crack in an exhaust manifold rather than replacing it, you would need to clean the manifold up, weld the crack, and clean the surface up to a true connection as the manifold will...
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE is smoking out the tail pipe. I replace a knock sensor and the code for the knock sensor still pops up.
HI there. There are different symptoms that create smoke that emits from the tail pipe. Here is a description of the different smoke for you to check: Smoke Types Blue: Blue smoke is an indication that the engine...

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