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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Exhaust Pipe/Tube
Common signs include an excessively loud or smelly exhaust, engine performance issues, and a hanging or dragging exhaust pipe.
Why Do Some Cars Have Really Smelly Exhaust Fumes?
Smelly car exhaust fumes mean that something is going wrong. It could be leaking fluids, a failing catalytic converter, or imbalanced air/fuel mix.

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Why Do Some Exhausts Smell Bad?
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Can Exhaust Fumes Get Inside My Car?
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im having trouble starting my car
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Why do I get heavy fumes smell while the car idles?
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I've been getting really bad fumes inside my car
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