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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,...
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.
The Guide to Legal Car Modifications for All States
Vehicle 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 modifications. Laws and regulations for vehicle modifications have been set in place for many...
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 Muffler
Common signs include engine misfires, a very loud exhaust noise, and condensation from the exhaust pipes.
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.
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.
How Long Does a Muffler Last?
A 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 time to have a car inspected...
How Long Does a Muffler Last?
A 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 time to have a car inspected...
How to Replace a Muffler
As 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 it comes to the sound an exhaust makes: the design...
How to Buy a Good Quality Muffler
Having 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 expensive ways to soup up your...
How to Buy a Good Quality Muffler
Having 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 expensive ways to soup up your...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Muffler
The 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 quieting, which means the muffler...
Why Are There so Many Aftermarket Options for Mufflers?
Your 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 stock muffler from a dealer,...
Why Are There so Many Aftermarket Options for Mufflers?
Your 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 stock muffler from a dealer,...
Why Are There so Many Aftermarket Options for Mufflers?
Your 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 stock muffler from a dealer,...
How Does a Muffler Work?
Your 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 ingenious way. Of course,...
How Does a Muffler Work?
Your 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 ingenious way. Of course,...
How to Choose the Right Muffler for Your Car
Your 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 fuel efficient it is, and how much power it generates. As...
How Exhaust Systems Work
It 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 its simplest form is a...

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Yes, a loose heat shield, exhaust leak, damaged muffler or catalytic converter, or even a faulty engine mount may all contribute to a rattling noise. The exhaust system and motor mounts need to be inspected for contact issues. You may...
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This engine may have oil leaks from the valve covers, or any other engine gasket below the covers. When looking at oil leaks, the best practice is to look at the highest point of the leak, which may be leaking...
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My catalytic converter is gutted, with no engine lights on. Is this bad for performance?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The catalytic converter is there to remove certain emissions like CO and NOx before your exhaust is pumped into the environment. While this is the practical and "environmentally responsible" thing to do, your vehicle...
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1999 Toyota camry le gets really loud when accelerating but muffler new
Hello. You are correct. The most likely cause is going to be a faulty gasket. Look at any joining sections of pipe from the exhaust manifold back. It is often hard to check certain parts, and that is where exhaust...
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All of a sudden my car is making loud noise when I turn it on, and accelerate
You need to find out if the muffler they put on is equal to the factory muffler or did they put the wrong one on and it is too noisey. It is this or there is an exhaust leak. Have...
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I have a 1998 Caddy DeVille, has original muffler and catalytic converter. had to be tweaked to pass CA smog, replace both?
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2003 Hyundai Sante Fe Muffler noise
Hello, thank you for writing in. The hooks are simply what hold the exhaust in place. If the hooks on the bottom of the vehicle are broken, then the exhaust pipe and possibly the muffler, are banging against the bottom...
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Exhaust was cut off and I need to repair it. What do I need?
As long as the vehicle has a catalytic converter and muffler, you can put what ever pipe you want on the vehicle as long as the pipe is not near any fuel tanks, electrical wiring, and any brake lines. It...
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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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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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is taking the muffler off a car hard? and is it bad for the car?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The exhaust system up to the muffler is what is responsible for proper engine and emissions performance. The muffler's only job is to muffle the sound of the engine as it is amplified through...
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I want to do a muffler delete on my car.
Hi there. Removing a muffler is illegal on vehicles with gasoline engines that need to pass emissions in counties that suppress the emissions law. For counties that do not enforce the emission law, meaning there is no emission testing required,...
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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 want to put a straight pipe with no muffler on my 2005 Chevy Silverado and keep the catalytic converter
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Do I need new gaskets when replacing the Y-pipe back?
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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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