Q: Car exhaust loud when accelerating

asked by on

The car seems to have a problem with the exhaust. It is quite loud when accelerating. The car also loses power when I first start the engine and I think there might be an oil leak.

The exhaust problem is likely from your flex pipe. The flex pipe allows your engine to move while the exhaust is stationary. It is a common repair which requires a welder and tools.

The oil leak needs to be cleaned off and inspected while running. The cause for the oil leak could be anything from just a loose bolt or oil filter to something more major which requires engine repair.

If you would like to have these issues properly taken care of, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can inspect your vehicle for leaks and diagnose the noise concern to determine what repairs will be needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car exhaust loud when accelerating

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Jerking during acceleration and shifting, going uphill

It sounds like you may have been experiencing a misfire. When an engine is misfiring, it can cause the engine to become imbalanced and cause the vibrations that you were experiencing. Another indication of a misfire would be a flashing...

Q: Belt squeaking while AC on.

A squeaking belt can be quite annoying when the engine is running. If it is squeaking all of the time this can occur for a number of reasons. I would start with a visual inspection of the belt. I would...

Q: Hi! I Was driving on the highway with the A/C on and noticed some fumes/smoke coming through one of the vents and it smelled like exhaust.

Hi there. Check the blend doors to the air conditioning and heating system. If the outside blend door actuator is not working properly or if it's open to the outside air, it will draw air from inside the engine compartment....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...