What are Some Exhaust Leak Symptoms?

January 27, 2012

Exhaust leak symptoms will vary by where the leak is located. Also, the problems they can cause will vary by where the leak is located. A leak at the manifold between the manifold and the head will normally sound like a loud ticking sound. This kind of leak can create excess heat in the exhaust port, which can burn the exhaust valve - which will be an expensive repair. A leak somewhere between the exhaust flange and the muffler will normally sound like a throaty rumble. This type of leak is normally fairly easy and inexpensive to repair. The two major things this can cause is an emissions test failure and a ticket for excessive noise.

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