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Q: Car makes sound like muffler is loose.

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Car makes loud rattling noise when it starts. It may be a loose muffler.

A: Hi there. Noises can be deceiving; they res...

Hi there. Noises can be deceiving; they resonate and are difficult to pinpoint. In a case like this, your best bet is to take your vehicle to a professional, such as a technician from YourMechanic to have it inspected.

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