Tag: mufflers

16 Posts

Jun 01, 2000

Why are my new mufflers LOUDER than the old one?

Dear Car Talk

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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Jun 01, 2000

Is there really such a thing as a muffler "weep hole"?

Dear Car Talk

A friend of mine has a ' Jeep Cherokee two-wheel drive that he took to the dealer recently because of an ever-so-slight exhaust noise coming from beneath the vehicle The service department told him that the noise was coming from...

mufflers

Jul 01, 1995

With only 10k miles on it, your muffler is most likely not the culprit!

Dear Car Talk

A muffler garage mechanic and two Toyota repair estimators couldn't tell me why the muffler on my Toyota Camry four cylinder literally blew up After driving about miles in the mountains I heard a pop The muffler had bulged and...

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Jul 01, 1992

What could have ruined my brand new muffler?

Dear Car Talk

I have a GMC pick up Five months ago I had the exhaust system changed at a leading muffler shop The muffler has since swelled and now vibrates internally I brought the truck back to the shop They told me...

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Jan 01, 1992

Will a car run "better" without a catalytic converter or muffler?

Dear Car Talk

Forgive me for asking a purely theoretical question but I need to win a bet Will a current model American car run better without a catalytic converter or without a muffler Please understand I have no intention of removing these...

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Jan 01, 1992

Federal law restricts re-attaching a converter to a car.

Dear Car Talk

The muffler and catalytic converter on my Oldsmobile fell off due to a faulty clamp I took the car to a Midas shop where the muffler was previously installed The manager told me he couldn't re-attach the converter even though...

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