Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Loud noise while driving

asked by on

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.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Crankshaft position sensor bolt broke off

You may need to remove the throttle body to gain access to remove the broke off screw. This would be the best way to get access to remove the broken bolt.

Q: Tips to up keep car that's used all day everyday

If you use your vehicle more than the normal 15,000 miles per year then you will need to adjust your scheduled maintenance for mileage driven instead of months driving. If you car does a lot of idling or start and...

Q: Two pieces of exhaust separated

Without actually seeing the vehicle, it is hard to determine if the replacement of the bolt are needed or suggested. They may want to change them all to prevent future failures. If they can justify as to why all the...

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 Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...