Questions tagged [muffler]

A noise suppression device that is a component of the exhaust system.

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rust around the welded end of muffler

2019 Subaru forester, four days old, wife noticed dark rust around the end of the muffler where piece of pipe is welded on. this is supposed to be a new SUV. why
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Muffler fell off now has transmission issues

My 02 Dodge Caravan's muffler fell off sometime when I was heading to my girlfriends place. I didn't notice it till I got to her place because I listen to music loudly. Anyways I was driving it around ...
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Pipe has come out of the silencer?

I hit a pothole this morning on my way to work. I couldn't swerve it so slowed right down but it still sounded painful! Afterwards the car was making a boy racer type noise, so took it to the garage ...
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Will this part fit?

I have a 2004 Chevy impala 3.4L. I am looking to buy a flowmaster 40series muffler. From my understanding, I need the offset/ center muffler and the 2.25 size. Would that muffler fit my car without ...
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How to clean a muffler from the inside?

I want to clean the muffler (final exhaust pipe) of my motorcycle (2004 Cagiva Raptor 125). It is a 2 stroke engine so a bit of oil has sort of... sedimented on the inside of it. How am i supposed to ...
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Muffler fell off and engine hesitates/stalls - Why and how?

I have a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. Yesterday I went shopping and when I started my car to go home, the engine had a rough idling and eventually stalled when the transmission was in D. I didn't know ...
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Weird “hair” comming out of my muffler [duplicate]

I recently noticed a burned smell when driving a little bit faster. Today, I found this stuff comming out of my muffler: I cannot imagine that this material should be in the muffler. However, before ...
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Is there any way to muffle the engine braking noise from trucks?

We have all heard the loud and annoying rap-rap-rap as truckers apply compression braking for their engines, especially going down hill. Is there a something they can install to muffle this?
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How can I re-attach rear muffler pipe to muffler body

2004 Impreza Subaru Outback Sport (2.5L SOHC) The rear pipe of my muffler has broken away from from its weld to the muffler body. I would just replace the whole muffler assembly, but the joint where ...
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How does condensed water get sent out of an exhaust system?

We've all seen water dribbling out a car exhaust when we're following someone accelerating out of a stoplight. I know that the water is an inevitable product of combustion, but I find myself wondering ...
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Do I have to use clamps or does the sealant do the same thing…I need help

I have to put my muffler pipe in but I'm kinda confused...can I put the pipe on and use the sealant would that be alright to do or do you have to use clamps ?
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Help Diagnosing Engine — Truck starts but won't run after repairs

Hoping for some help here. Very long story short, a spark plug wire was fouled in my '88 Chevy Scottsdale K1500, which was replaced. The spark plug was also replaced....but old wire was reattached, ...
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Is there any risk in driving without a tail pipe?

The tailpipe of my 1988 Toyota pickup truck was rusted and it broke off of the muffler (the muffler itself is fine), so now the exhaust leaves out of a pipe that is near the rear axle and underneath ...
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Motorcycle muffler is stuck

Trying to get my muffler off of my Yamaha L5T but am having no luck. Any tips or tricks to getting this off?
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I just found out that my muffler wasn't even connected. I was driving it around lots is that bad?

I have an 1991 Ford Explorer. I just found out my muffler wasn't connected. I was wondering why it was so loud when I got it. I have been driving it for a month now and I'm hoping I didn't wreck ...
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Clamping two 2" exhaust pipes together

I have a replacement exhaust system that I just bought. Just has a tailpipe, muffler, and a flange that connects to the header. What would be the best way to join these pipes, aside from welding it? ...
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Damaged Muffler Degrades Performance

I purchased a replacement muffler from the internet for my 2004 Xterra. It arrived yesterday but had some noticeable dents in the resonator. My question is: will these dings degrade the sound ...
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How to check if your muffler will fit your car

So i'm thinking about buying a muffler for my 2001 seat ibiza 6K2. I came across a few good ones and after watching some video's about people installing them (mightycarmods for example) i'm really ...
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Weedeater doesn't run very well w/ muffler on

I know nothing about this kind of stuff. But, when I started my weedeater, and put it on no choke (or even half choke), and gave it full throttle, it slowly died unless I let up on the throttle. I ...
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How to inexpensively replace missing baffles on a classic bike

Dilemma I have a 1980 Suzuki GS550L. Not only did one of the previous owners completely remove the baffles from the exhaust pipes, but they welded fender washers on the end of the pipes, so the OEM ...
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Attaching poorly-fitting exhaust components without welding?

I recently replaced my muffler, and attached it to the existing pipe using clamps around a short coupler pipe (sorry, I don't know the right name for these things) that fits around the outside the the ...
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Muffler off car. Safe to drive with exhaust open underneath?

So leaving work yesterday I heard a clang! - the muffler simply fell off. Further inspection revealed a lot of rust in one particular area on the pipe. Thankfully the forward muffler is still intact ...
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2001 Audi A4 just got really loud

Alright, So I'm driving to work. I'm stopped at the red light to go on the freeway. It turns green so I accelerate. I'm accelerating more than I would on a regular street but I didn't floor it. Anyway,...
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Muffler inlet corrosion problem

My 2001 Honda Civic needs a new muffler every two (2) years or so, because the inlet pipe corrodes just after the union. Is this a common problem, or would installing a better quality muffler prevent ...
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Are there any alternatives to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90?

I've been looking for an alternative to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD. There are a number of other Volvo vehicles that use the same drivetrain, but not one of the national muffler shops ...