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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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Stripped catalytic converter exhaust flange stud
Yes, absolutely. If the external threads of the stud are damaged, the stud would be extracted, the internal female threads renewed (or a helicoil installed) and a new stud would be placed. If the stud has come out but the...
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Gas leaking in tailpipe. Changed fuel pump, fuel filter, and oil. Still leaks. My next move is to replace the fuel regulator. Can you fix this?
Hi there. If the fuel is dumping into the exhaust pipe, then there is either a burned valve and the gas is not burning in a cylinder or one or more fuel injectors are leaking. If you need further assistance...
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After the car is driven the radiator is cold,but the engine gets to smoke around the valve cover what is the prob?
Hi there. The only two things that will cause your engine to smoke when running cold is the exhaust burning off oil or having a leak on the exhaust manifold or the positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV) is stuck. The...
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Car slowly lost power and wouldn't accelerate. Then when I pulled over and it started smoking and now it won't start.
Check the back of the engine by the firewall for any burned wires. It is possible that the harness to the engine has fallen down onto the exhaust manifold and is burning through. The wires may have shorted to the...
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tapping from under the hood, faint exhaust smell, poor performance
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically a tapping sound from the engine is a valve issue. This would also help explain why you may be smelling gas or exhaust build up. When intake or exhaust valves are not functioning,...
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Exhaust leak coming from the rear manifold exhaust gasket and I was wondering how do you replace the rear manifold exhaust? 2006 Chrysler Town & Country
Hello - most likely, this is an exhaust leak between the exhaust manifold, and the cross-over pipe. Removing the cross-over pipe will be the required process to replace the leaking gasket if this is the source. i recommend a engine...
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White smoke from exhaust, pretty sure its not head gasket?
With the information given, if the vehicle smoked before getting the fuel in the tank, then the head gasket could be blown causing the coolant to get into the exhaust system. If the smoke occurred after getting fuel, then it...
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I have excessive smoke coming from exhaust when I tow my trailer.
The cloud of smoke is the engine running colder than normal or having too much fuel in the engine. Check the fuel injection system and see if the fuel injectors are firing correctly. If the fuel system is working properly,...
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Check Engine light on the Dashboard.
Hi there. The code P0420 could have an issue with the following: Having a damaged or failed oxygen sensor The engine coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning Damaged or leaking exhaust manifold or leaking muffler / catalytic converter The spark...
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Service Inquiry and Exhaust smell in car
All of San Jose, CA and the surrounding area as well, is served. Exhaust gas can leak from the exhaust manifold, EGR system, piping, gasketed junctions, or components such as catalytic converters, resonators, and mufflers. If you desire that this...
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Exhaust manifold leak gaskets
The heat generated by this engine at the higher power levels required to haul these rigs around causes much more expansion and movement of the exhaust manifold relative to the block. The manifold expands, and either cracks, or warps, and...
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I was told that on my 2006 Saab 97x w/5.3L engine that in order to change the upstream sensors the transmission has to be lowered.
The transmission could be lowered to make it easier to replace the O2 sensors, however, you do not need to lower the transmission to get the O2 sensor off. It would be best to remove the exhaust system and then...
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How hard is it to change your muffler
If you see a hole in the muffler then you should have an exhaust shop check the entire exhaust system to see if other leaks are found and what needs to be done to repair the exhaust leaks. The check...
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My car is very loud, what could it be
The presence of relatively loud noise, as well as vibration, could mean you have multiple issues. Typically, very loud operation is due to exhaust system faults but exhaust system faults will not generally cause vibration in the vehicle. To investigate...
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How can I best research the cause of smelling burnt oil from under the hood after drives over 20 miles?
If oil from the engine compartment is vaporizing, due to high heat, or "burning", the source of the leak is typically near or onto the hot exhaust manifold(s). There is also a possibility of hydraulic fluid, such as power steering...
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Recently got a Honda and told the mechanic the wrong model year when replacing a muffler
Your present engine has about 6% greater displacement than the engine used in the 2000 model year (1.7L versus 1.6L). Greater displacement means there is a higher volume of exhaust gases flowing through the system. As a consequence, the muffler...
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Boots on spark plug wires keep melting 1995 Chevrolet S10
Hi there - this is a problem with this engine, and the stock exhaust manifolds come with heat shields to help prevent the burned plug wire problem. Perhaps your heat shields have been removed? Or, if you're running headers, using...
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Should I get my exhaust under coated or is that not s good think to do since it gets hot and I should just leave it alone? Ford F150
Hi there - I would NOT have the exhaust system sprayed with anything - undercoating or rustproofing. Many of these compounds are petroleum based, and will ignite when they get hot enough. Most exhaust systems today are made of either...
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Resonators
Installing resonators into the exhaust will give it a different tone to the exhaust and maybe quiet the exhaust down some depending on the model of resonator. I would recommend having an exhaust shop install them for you so the...
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Loud noise coming from underneath the car muffler leak manifold
If you suspect that you have an exhaust/exhaust manifold leak and/or an engine related noise, the recommended service to diagnose and repair that problem is an engine noise diagnostic. If you request that service, the responding certified mechanic will get...

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