Exhaust System Noises

The exhaust system is made up of an exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, resonators, muffler and pipe. The exhaust system goes from the engine compartment to the back of the vehicle.

Mufflers and Resonators reduce the sound of the engine’s exhaust gases running through the exhaust pipes and out to the back of your car to a minimal sound level. The tail pipe carries exhaust from the muffler to the rear of the vehicle. Tail pipes have many different bends to fit around the chassis (Metal car frame) and driveline components. In general, all exhaust systems components use hangers and clamps to position the pipes away from the chassis and driveline to prevent rattling. The tail pipe usually extends under the rear bumper, and the end of this pipe is cut at an angle to deflect the exhaust downward.


Your exhaust system, if not continuously and securely connected from front to back, can make your car sound loud or if it is not properly attached and held away from your chassis it can make metal to metal clanking as you drive down the road.

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Author: Dave Johnston

Dave Junior is a hands-on automotive technician with experience in performing service, diagnostics, and repairs on domestic and imported vehicles. He enjoys writing and sharing his knowledge far and wide.

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