Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161209-55387-19g3ddgjs:173:8

How Long Does an Exhaust Air Supply Tube Last?

Exhaust Air Supply Tube

Since 1966 car manufacturers have had the pressure on them to drastically reduce the amount of emissions that vehicles send out into the atmosphere. Technology has come a long way in that time, and has allowed for all kinds of advancements in this area. It was in 1966 when cars began to circulate fresh air into the exhaust gas through the use of an exhaust air supply tube. This tube is connected to the exhaust manifold, or near it. The air is introduced in a spot where temperatures are high, which allows combustion to take place, and then the exhaust is allowed to leave through the vehicle's tailpipe.

Because this tube is exposed to extremely hot temperatures, it can be prone to cracking, leaking, or breaking. It can also become blocked over time. Once the tube is no longer able to work correctly, it will need to be replaced immediately. Here’s a look at some signs that your exhaust air supply tube has reached its full life expectancy, and needs to be replaced by a professional mechanic.

  • Do you smell fuel coming from the exhaust? This could mean that the tube is leaking, has a crack, or is broken. You don't want to leave this problem as it will affect your fuel efficiency. As well, the longer you leave the tube in non-working order, the bigger the risk you run of damaging parts of your engine.

  • If you start to hear a lot of noise coming from under your hood at the exhaust, this is another big sign that it's time to have the air supply tube replaced.

  • There’s a good chance you won’t be able to pass an emissions test or a smog test if the exhaust air supply tube isn’t working.

  • It's also recommended that if you are having your EGR valve looked at and serviced, that you also have the mechanic take a look at the exhaust air supply tube.

The exhaust air supply tube is important in keeping the amount of emissions your car emits to a minimum. Once this part hits its life expectancy your fuel efficiency will suffer, you won’t be able to pass an emissions/smog test, and you risk damaging your engine. If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect your exhaust air supply tube is in need of replacement, get a diagnostic or book an exhaust air supply tube replacement service with a professional mechanic.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

P0121 OBD-II Trouble Code: TPS "A" Circuit Range Performance Problem
P0121 code definition Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch (TPS) A Circuit Range Performance Problem What the P0121 code means P0121 is a generic OBD-II code which indicates that the Engine Control...
Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...
P2422 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2422 P2422 code definition Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed Related Trouble Codes: P2441: EVAP Vent Valve Stuck Open EVAP trouble...


Related questions

Q: Where do I find the emissions control label?

The emissions control label gives you important information about the emissions system in the car, and what regulations it meets. This information may be necessary during emissions testing. You’ll find the label on the underside of the hood, on the...

Q: 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...

Q: Do All States Require Emissions Testing?

The short answer is – yes, every state requires emission testing. However, there can be a lot of variation from state to state and even within a state. All states require annual or biennial tests, but in many states, testing...