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Q: Loud noise while driving

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While driving, I heard a very loud noise. It sounded like something snapped. It's probably an exhaust problem. The car makes a loud noise when I start it, and while driving.

A: There is a TSB for a possible crack that ca...

There is a TSB for a possible crack that can form in the right side exhaust tube, and cause a noise characteristic similar to what you are describing. The pipe will have to repaired, or replaced, based on the damage that may have occurred. You may want to enlist the assistance of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who has the equipment and training to properly diagnose the cause of the noise from your exhaust, and suggest the best path of repair.

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