Q: My car just started making a loud noise last night when I push the gas and I can feel it under my feet. Is it a muffler problem?

asked by on

Last night as I was riding down the street out of no where my car just started making a loud noise when I push the gas. When I took my foot off the gas peddle it wasn't as loud but when I put my foot back on the gas it sounded terrible. It was a really loud noise that didn't stop until I parked and cut off the car. Could it be my muffler? Exhaust? (I had my exhaust done a month and half ago so that wouldn't be the problem because it just started last night) I can't drive a loud car and I had to turn up the radio to tune the sound out.

My car has 179000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should have the exhaust system checked since you just had work done recently something in the repairs done may have come loose. Look under vehicle first to see if anything is hanging down so you cannot drive it. If the vehicle sounds unsafe to drive then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to diagnose the problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car just started making a loud noise last night when I push the gas and I can feel it under my feet. Is it a muffler problem?

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: Q: Exhaust leak

An exhaust leak can be caused by a few different things, one of which is simple wear and tear causing the system to thin out and break. If your motor mounts have excessive play the motor will move to much...

Q: SUV getting only 15 mpg

It is possible that your tire pressures may be low and went unnoticed by the technician who last serviced your vehicle. I would recommend having your tire pressures checked because, if they are low, it could potentially cause both of...

Q: Why has my gas and oil level been going down a lot quicker than before? 2006 Toyota Camry

Hi there - the cause of your poor fuel mileage could be a leaking fuel injector, or your engine is running too rich (failed coolant temp sensor?). Excess fuel going into the engine both reduces your fuel mileage, but can...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...