I wrnt off the road the other day and started hearing a m...

I wrnt off the road the other day and started hearing a muffler sound Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? How has your MPG been lately? But it inly sounds like that whrn it's cold Mechanic's Assistant...

I wrnt off the road the other day and started hearing a muffler sound Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? How has your MPG been lately? But it inly sounds like that whrn it's cold Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 151000 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Nothing going to take it to the muffler shop tomorrow Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? The siund is coming from the right side of my car

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Hi Nancy I hope you are well. Would you say the noise is only there when moving?

No only when its cold and comes from the right side of the carI dony know much about cars, but it sounds like the exhaust
Automotive Expert
ok, so it may be that there is a blow that is there only until the exhaust heats up and expands which seals it back up. Is it at the front?
Automotive Expert
ok so I suspect that the manifold gasket is the most likely cause

Is it an easy fix at a shop or how much
Automotive Expert
what car is this on ?

2010 Toyota Corolla S
Automotive Expert
ok so fairly straightforward to remove and replace the gasket .Average is around $350

Is that labor or parts
Automotive Expert

Oh all together? Will they be able to see that when they look
Automotive Expert
it should be clear when the engine is cold and pretty straight forward to trace.

Ok thks
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Your very welcome thanks for choosing JustAnswer

yr pretty sure on that?
Automotive Expert
from your description yes it very much sounds like this is the case but inspection is the only way to know for sure

How long does it take to fix
Automotive Expert
its a couple of hours work

K thks
Automotive Expert
no problem

Can they just tApe it
Automotive Expert
sorry, what do you want typed?

I might need a exhaust gasket on my car, can they just tape it
Automotive Expert
no it will need to be replaced

Automotive Expert
no problem

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