Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Exhaust is very loud

asked by on

My exhaust is very loud. I have not looked, but I suspect either my muffler or pipes are broken.

Yes the exhaust needs to be inspected. Cracked or rusted through exhaust pipes will cause a loud exhaust noise. Also, the muffler could be rusted out internally which will also increase exhaust noise. Loose heat shields are also prone to rattle against the exhaust and will change in sound and intensity with engine rpm’s. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, who can not only inspect the exhaust noises, but recommend necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: How do I make my exhaust system sound more powerful? 1998 Dodge Stealth

There are many options on the market today that only a muffler replacement will improve the sound. You can go on some web sites and they will have sounds of the muffler they have for sale to give you an...

Q: What other cars could fit my engine?

The only other direct swap would be the 2003 Ford Ranger. That is what the interchange guide states. You may be able to use a different year Ranger or B2300 if you swap over everything but the block and head....

Q: 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...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.