Q: The truck is noisy when it gets started up

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My 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 (90k miles) started making a whole lot of noise one day when I started it up. It sounded like a hole in the exhaust, so I started driving down the road. When I got going I heard a kind of knocking sound coming from under the truck. I took a look and it looks like the exhaust is hanging off the engine! How could so many of the bolts fail at once? Maybe there were warning signs I missed? How do I prevent this from happening again when it is fixed?

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