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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 Long Does an Exhaust Pipe/Tube Last?
Without your vehicle's exhaust system, the exhaust fumes/gases would have nowhere to go. This would cause all kinds of emissions to be released into the atmosphere, and would pose a danger to...
How Long Does an Exhaust Manifold Last?
You've probably heard of the exhaust manifold before, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're clear on what it does. In fact this system is very important in the operation of your vehicle....
How Long Does an Exhaust Manifold Gasket Last?
Your exhaust manifold requires a seal between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. This seal is called the exhaust manifold gasket, and is an incredibly hard-working part. The exhaust manifold...
How Long Does an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Last?
With society being much more conscious about the environment and leaving as little footprint as possible, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is more important than ever before. This...
How Long Does an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Tube Last?
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube is part of your vehicle's EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system and is part of the EGR valve. The EGR valve works to recirculate...
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.

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Possible exhaust manifold leak
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The exhaust manifold will make a hissing sound or a ticking sound depending on the leak and how many leaks there are. If possible, get a broom stick and put it against the...
Car hesitates and jerks with rising RPM
From the description you have given, you have done a lot of replacing components and still have the problem. It appears you have covered the bases concerning the fuel system. A vacuum leak would affect the idle quality moreso than...
Loud engine noise
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would recommend having a smoke test performed on your vehicle. A smoke test will be able to show you where any vacuum or exhaust leaks may exist. I would recommend having the smoke test...
Want to buy a car that has a hole in the exhaust close to muffler can I get a rwc
Good question. I don't think you will have a problem with the hole in your exhaust. It is at the far end of the pipe is why I say that, if it was before the catalytic converter or the muffler...
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, and I was wandering how hard is it to replace a exhaust manifold gasket ?
Hi. The exhaust manifold gasket can be a tricky job to do because the exhaust manifold bolts and studs break. If you do not have the right tools it is very hard to get the broken studs out of the...
Every time I accelerate I hear air either being sucked in or blown out from somewhere under the hood.
Hello. Rushing air noises during acceleration could be considered a normal part of operation. Even more so with high displacement engines, that rapidly ingest and move a lot of air and gases both through the intake and exhaust systems. If...
The truck is A lot louder and smells worse. I'm almost certain it's the exhaust but how do I know if it's the cad converter?
If you had a new car I would say the lights on the front but you are dealing with an older truck. There are a few issues that could happen with your exhaust. If it isn't backfiring it is not...
I'm not sure if I need a new timing belt & if I do, is it worth to get fixed?
Your engine actually has a timing chain (and associated parts) to keep the crankshaft and camshafts in a properly timed relationship. Your mechanic is correct that performing a timing chain service, which includes the chain, guides, tensioner and pulleys, then...
It make a loud noise when I am driving and act like it don't won't to pull
Hi there. We might need more information from you to accurately determine what's going wrong with your 2007 Cadillac SRX. However, if you're hearing a loud noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine feels sluggish, it could be...
Your vehicle may have experienced a horribly clogged catalytic converter. These will usually hinder engine performance to a great degree and you may hear a blowout if the catalytic converter gets too hot and the materials inside start to melt....
What type of exhaust piping can be welded using a mig welder
I would stick with mild steel exhaust tubing and use 18 gauage or 16 gauage (thicker wall) to weld with a MIG welder. If you use "aluminized" tubing - available from the big box aftermarket suppliers, that's should be okay...
My brother is wanting to buy a jeep that needs new headers is that the same as head gasket and will it be pricey
Hello there, the headers are also know as the exhaust manifold on a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. When headers need replaced it is usually due to exhaust leaks, and broken exhaust studs. While this is a bigger job, it is not...
Performance issues when driving and idling, RPM dropping abruptly
The symptoms you are describing are almost always caused by a bad catalytic converter. When this fails it clogs the exhaust, which causes these problems to occur. Do a back pressure test on the exhaust first. If that is fine...
Performance exhaust recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello. The type of exhaust that you will use depends greatly on what kind of sound that you want to achieve and if you are going to do it yourself or if you are going to have an exhaust shop...
Chevy K1500 will not produce spark. I have replaced everything in the ignition system.
Check the spark plug wires and spark plugs. If the plugs have fuel on them, then they are not igniting and need replaced. If the spark plugs are working fine and the wires have good resistance, then put a compression...
Exaust smell coming through car vents, especially when idle. Engine has a clicking noise since having the spark plugs replaced.
From what you've described it sounds like there may be a loose spark plug. This would cause both of the issues you are describing. The clicking is the exhaust gas escaping through the spark plug hole, which also allows this...
Is it safe for me to drive around with no muffler, while always having the windows down?
It is never safe to drive with the muffler removed and the exhaust not exiting the vehicle out the back. You should not wait too long before getting it repaired. Remember that carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas....
missing catalytic converter.
A catalytic converter is a major component to your car's exhaust system. If this is truly missing, this would mean that someone would have had to have physically removed it which involves a fair amount of work as well as...
Oil consumption
The white smoke generally suggests you may have a blown head gasket. When this happens, the cylinder head gasket fails to seal off the combustion chamber as it should which causes oil to leak into the coolant system and water...
My Check Engine Light is on and the machine said I have an exhaust leak
She is correct. There is a lot of pressure coming from your engine; in fact, it's actually fire when the exhaust comes out at the beginning. You will need to have the exhaust manifold replaced because it's not good for...

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