Tag: exhaust system

30 Posts

Nov 01, 2001

Smelling exhaust fumes in your air vents IS cause for concern.

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We have a ' Ford Escort with miles Recently we've noticed the strong smell of exhaust coming in through the air conditioner or heater almost every time we come to a complete stop This only happens when we have the...

exhaust system leaks

Jul 01, 2001

So many things could be damaged by hitting a curb at 30 mph - but get that front end checked pronto.

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Let's say a moron decided to take a shortcut through a parking lot at night This moron might drive a well-seasoned ' Dodge Dakota two-wheel-drive V- with an automatic transmission To the moron's surprise there was a curb in the...

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Jun 01, 2001

Smelling mothballs in the passenger compartment.

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My dad owns an old Ford Mustang and regularly stuffs mothballs in the tank to increase octane or whatever I drive the car every day and I notice a sweet-smelling but strong odor enveloping the interior whenever the car is...

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Jan 01, 2001

What is a "buzz kit"?

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I have a Honda Accord I recently went to the dealer to have my car repaired because I heard a buzzing and rattling sound coming from the exhaust A few months ago I had the heat shields replaced Now they...

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Nov 01, 2000

What could be causing the noise in my engine when driving from an incline to a flat surface?

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We have a ' Toyota Corolla DX with miles on it After driving slowly up an incline and then going onto flat ground the engine noise changes The noise sounds like pebbles or sand particles floating at the bottom of...

exhaust system noises

Jun 01, 2000

Why are my new mufflers LOUDER than the old one?

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For the past month I have been trying to get a certain muffler company to put a quiet muffler on my car I originally brought the car into the shop because of an incessant rattle I was informed that the...

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Mar 01, 2000

Those backfires probably aren't a problem with your exhaust system. Your engine is probably "dieseling".

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I own a Chevy Corvair Monza It has a -horsepower pancake six-cylinder engine The problem is with the exhaust system I think The car has around miles on it and after I turn off the engine about five seconds later...

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Jul 01, 1999

How hot can a catalytic converter get before it causes damage?

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I have an exhaust question for you How hot can a catalytic converter get before there is damage The reason I'm asking is because a local muffler shop demonstrated with some sort of heat-detection device that while my engine was...

exhaust system catalytic converters

Mar 01, 1999

Was I ripped off for my exhaust system repair?

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I took my Toyota Tercel back to the dealer when I heard a loud noise The noise occurred when I pressed on the gas pedal and I presumed it was the muffler The car is fixed but the bill was...

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Dec 01, 1995

Is this new Caddy supposed to be as loud as a Harley?

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I am retired age and I finally splurged on a new car that I have only dreamed about up until now I figure I only have so many years left and since you can't take it with you I bought...

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