Investigating My Noisy Tailpipe!

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Introduction: Investigating My Noisy Tailpipe!

About: As of April 2017 I have decided to no longer post on instructables. The fact that several of my published works have been removed without my consent is inexcusable. Also the insult of an author having no co...

Just yesterday I noticed my tailpipe making a loud noise near the rear wheel. Something must be afoul!

Step 1: Accessing the Muffler.

Raising the car and removing the rear wheel affords an easy view of the exhaust assembly.

Step 2: The Problem!

Ah ha! A busted rubber mount caused by hot gases from a Crack in the exhaust pipe before the muffler. Why am I not surprised?

Step 3: The Temporary Fix.

I don't want hot exhaust blowing on my fuel tank and brake line. A temporary patch is needed.

Using exhaust pipe joint seal compound and a wire to support the pipe, I can use the car till a proper fix be done. Sadly I don't have the skills for this repair.

I will carry the car into a muffler repair shop to have this crack welded. Hopefully the weld would hold up this time!

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