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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 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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Something banged underneath
A knocking or banging sound like that you are describing is probably due to a suspension fault (like a loose strut or bad ball joint) or perhaps a poorly suspended exhaust system is banging on the car frame body when...
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I have a diesel car. Can I remove my muffler?
Hi there. Depending on your state that you live in and the emissions requirements, removing the muffler may cause your vehicle to fail emissions. Plus, on a newer vehicle that has a manufactures warranty, removing the muffler completely can void...
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Rattle/vibration on start up
Noises like this can be due to exhaust system faults such as loose pipes or hangers. If the noise is occurring at idle in park, if you securely set the parking brake, you may be able to walk around the...
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Cost for Flex up pipe and labor to put it in
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of installing a flex pipe on the exhaust system.
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My catalytic converter was replaced and everything seems fine. However the engine seems incredibly loud and this occurred on the highway.
Hi there. There is an exhaust leak under the vehicle. Check the catalytic converter, muffler, and all the clamps under the vehicle on the exhaust pipe and see if anything came loose. Hook up any parts that are disconnected on...
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New exhaust gasket and manifold, still have exhaust leak.
The trouble with small exhaust leaks is that they always turn into large exhaust leaks. The hot gas leaking past the gasket will eventually burn up the gasket making the leak worse. If not corrected, it will also burn the...
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Exhaust system is rusty from catalytic converter to muffler?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Rust damage to the exhaust system will only increase in severity over time. Where you live, it is likely to happen more quickly then some other geographic locations. Over time the holes will develop...
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When heat is on outside air, exhaust smell. Not when circulating air. Worse when standing behind other cars.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is designed to pull in the air in from around the vehicle to use in heating the air. When on that setting, the engine is pulling in exhaust fumes. This means that...
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Car Loses Power And Puffs Out Large Amounts Of Black And Grey Smoke, First Backfire Was Very Loud, with sulfur/exhaust fumes smell.
Hi there. For the engine to backfire, there was a misfire on the engine and the spark plug was fired on the exhaust stroke causing the fuel to burn in the exhaust pipe make a loud bang noise. The black...
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I want to do a muffler delete on my car.
Hello. If you remove the muffler you still will get some sound deadening from the resonator and the catalytic converters. As for the legality of this, that depends on where you live. You need to check with local authorities to...
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Sputtering and popping with a loss of power. Most recently died and after driving cat converter was cherry red hot.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the spark plugs not firing causing excessive amounts of hydro carbons (raw fuel) to go into the exhaust system. When excessive fuel goes into the exhaust system, the catalytic converter will glow...
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Why does my vehicle go into reduce engine power mode. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Hello. I would need to know what code you are getting to know what needs to be done to take care of this. If you are getting a MAF code then the sensor may be failing, but that will not...
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Van is making two types of sounds.
Hi there. Check the drive belts are they are squealing when the vehicle is started. The belt could be worn and stretched or the tensioner could be worn or damaged. For the racecar sound, there is a hole in the...
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Exhaust smell in cabin while idling
Since you just had major engine repairs done and the exhaust system was disconnected and the manifolds were removed then you may have an exhaust leaking into the interior. You should have the a/c on recirculate air and not outside...
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Oxygen sensor Bank 2 Sensor 2 for a 2008 ES350. How much to Repair and Replace?
Hi there. The Oxygen sensors are located on the exhaust system in front of the catalytic converter and behind the catalytic converter. You will need to have a Oxygen sensor socket to remove the sensors. The socket is a deep...
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Hi! I Was driving on the highway with the A/C on and noticed some fumes/smoke coming through one of the vents and it smelled like exhaust.
Hi there. Check the blend doors to the air conditioning and heating system. If the outside blend door actuator is not working properly or if it's open to the outside air, it will draw air from inside the engine compartment....
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My muffler/exhaust sounds loud
If your exhaust rusted out, there may be a good chance your exhaust system may have a leak in it which would explain the louder noise coming form the exhaust. I would suggest having a professional come to your location...
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Exhaust manifold
Hello. Thank you for writing in. This procedure can be difficult to accomplish for several reasons. One, if you are not set up correctly, then you could be working against yourself. Make sure you have the exhaust manifold propped up...
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EOT 250 degrees normal driving while ECT is 194 degrees
Hi there. Check the turbo and make sure that its functioning correctly and you have good boost. If the turbo is working properly, then there may be a plugged catalytic converter on the exhaust system making the engine overheat. This...
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Not sure what the issue might be?
Hi there. Sounds like there is an exhaust leak on the exhaust system. Check the exhaust manifolds and the exhaust coupler seals (referred as donuts) and see if they are leaking. Replace any gaskets that are leaking. If you need...

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