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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Muffler
Common signs include engine misfires, a very loud exhaust noise, and condensation from the exhaust pipes.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Exhaust Clamp
If your exhaust is noisy, loose, or failing an emissions test, you may need to replace an exhaust clamp.
The Guide to Legal Car Modifications for All States
Vehicle modifications can take many forms, from simple modifications such as light window tinting to under-vehicle LED lighting to the more complex frame and suspension...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Exhaust Supports
Common signs include the exhaust pipe seeming loose or swaying, the muffler hanging to the ground, and the exhaust sounding louder than usual.
How Long Does a Muffler Last?
A car is a very complicated piece of machinery. In order for the car that you have to run as intended, all of its components will have to work as intended. Taking the...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Loud Muffler?
The muffler is part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. The exhaust system routes fumes away from the interior of the vehicle, and the muffler expels them into the atmosphere. The entire system...
How to Buy a Good Quality Muffler
Having a good exhaust system and muffler can help you lower your engine temperature and tweak your power levels, and purchasing a new performance exhaust system is one of the easiest and least...
How Exhaust Systems Work
It all starts in the engine In order to understand how the exhaust of a vehicle works, there must be a basic understanding of the engine as a whole. The internal combustion engine in...
How to Choose the Right Muffler for Your Car
Your muffler is a very important part of your vehicle. Mufflers can have a strong impact on three different aspects of your car: how loud it is, how...
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 Does a Muffler Work?
Your car has a muffler for a very good reason. If it didn’t, the sound of your exhaust would be very loud. A muffler, well, muffles that sound. It does this in a simple yet...
Why Are There so Many Aftermarket Options for Mufflers?
Your car came from the automaker with a stock muffler. Eventually, it will rust and deteriorate, and you’ll need to replace it. You have options when this happens. You can most certainly purchase another...
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.
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Muffler
The muffler on a vehicle is designed to reduce the amount of noise coming from the exhaust system of your automobile. The muffler quiets the sound pressure that the engine creates by using acoustic...

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People say it's a hole in my muffler but I don't know.
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Buick Regal. While some mufflers are able to be repaired, it is often times not a very permanent fix depending on the condition of the muffler and where the hole is. For...
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Toyota corolla s 2007, does not go forward or accelerate.
Buenos Dias: There are multiple issues that could be causing the problem in your 2007 Toyota Corolla. Usually the engine stumbling you're referring to is caused by fuel injectors that have become clogged or dirty. This is known as a...
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I have little black gas smoke in my muffler
Hi, thanks for writing in. Black smoke coming from the exhaust is usually an indication of a rich fuel condition. When this happens, this can be the result of many things such as faulty fuel injectors, a failing mass air...
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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...
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Hole in mufler making car sound louder. Is this immediate MOT fail?
Hi there. If the hole is just in the muffler then you only will need to replace that. The pipes will not need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of weakness. It is important that you get this...
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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....
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I am having an oil leak coming from the bottom and the top of my engine, what could cause this?
Hi there. Most of the time these leaks come from the valve cover gaskets or the upper oil pan area. If the leak is really small, it can be caused by a failure in the PVC system. If the leak...
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My truck uses a lot of gas
Hey there. There are many versions of your vehicle, so the mileage varies between 17 to 20 (combined city/highway) depending on the version. See fueleconomy.gov to determine what the rated mileage is for your version of the vehicle. The flex...
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Which muffler should I get for a deep smooth sound?
Even with a different muffler, this engine will still have a high pitched noise like the one you are hearing. This noise is due to the valve timing changing. A muffler will be helpful in drowning out the other noise....
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My car keep overheating. Does the muffler sensor have anything to do with that?
The muffler does not have a sensor but you do have a sensor for the catalyst on the engine called an O2 sensor. This sensor will not have anything to do with the engine overheating. You should have the engine...
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I need help ordering the correct parts!
The two parts you referenced will fit together perfectly using an intervening internal "sleeve" that consists of a short segment of 2.25 inch (O.D.) exhaust pipe. You simply stick one end of the short segment into the muffler outlet and...
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Took my car through inspection and it passed. Did emissions and I was told that I need to replace the muffler catylic converter and o2 sensor. Is this true?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle passed inspection but failed emissions, this would lead me to believe the Check Engine Light is on. Knowing the code(s) could help with diagnoses. A plugged catalytic converter(s) could prevent...
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Bad muffler sound that gets better after a few miles
If the engine was sputtering and then when the exhaust starts to come off it makes the engine run better, then there is either a plugged muffler or a plugged catalytic converter. To check this, put the exhaust back together...
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Replace exhaust system
Hello there. The muffler is not a part that is typically replaced on your 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Normally the muffler will last the life of the vehicle unless it is damaged or rusts. I am unsure of your meaning...
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Water is dripping at the bottom of my car muffler
If you do not have any problems with the engine getting low on coolant then the water dripping from the muffler is normal condensation dripping from the muffler. Most mufflers have a small drain hole on the bottom low side...
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Do I need new gaskets when replacing the Y-pipe back?
Hi. Yes you should put in new gaskets for your exhaust system. If you do not replace the gaskets there is the potential that the old gasket will leak and cause exhaust noise. When replacing anything that has a gasket...
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Exhaust system repair - do I need new gaskets?
It depends on what the material of the gaskets are made of. Gaskets are fairly cheap, so I recommend replacing them. Your other option is to inspect them once the exhaust system is disassembled. If they are a thin...
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I want to put a straight pipe with no muffler on my 2005 Chevy Silverado and keep the catalytic converter
Removing the muffler will not decrease the horsepower, but instead it will create less back pressure on the engine, making the engine breathe a little more. Make sure that the exhaust will not be too loud for the zoning laws...
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Backfiring after the engine is revved up.
Hi there. It is normal for an engine to backfire when revved up and the throttle is let off, especially if the muffler is small and the exhaust is loud. Now, if the engine is backfiring while the engine is...
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I'm wanting to know if I can fit the dual exhaust muffler from a Nissan Bluebird 92 onto a 94 Impreza Wagon CS Cheers.
Hi there. It is possible for any kind of muffler to install onto your vehicle. This will determine if there is room for the muffler and if the pipe size is the same or not. If the pipe is the...

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