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Most Common Exhaust System Issues

A vehicle's optimum function dramatically depends on the exhaust system. The exhaust system has the responsibility of emitting gases and other combustion elements from the automotive engine. 

It also reduces any unnecessary sounds generated from the combustion process, making your ride stable and smooth. VE SS OTR exhaust system from is made up of different parts that work harmoniously to achieve its purposes. These parts include: 

  • Exhaust manifold

  • Oxygen Sensors

  • Catalytic converter

  • Tailpipe

  • Muffler

  • Resonator 

If there is trouble with any of the components, the entire exhaust system is compromised. We have seen many types of exhaust system troubles, but these are the most common:  

Malfunctioning Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen sensors work within the exhaust system to balance the mixture of air and fuel. Their defects are somewhat common, and it affects the computer engine. An abnormal air-fuel mixture balance will lead to a clogged catalytic converter. 

As you will notice, one malfunctioning part in the exhaust system can further lead to multiple problems. Therefore, faulty oxygen sensors need to be repaired immediately to minimize further damage.

Exhaust Leaks

Continuous driving on rugged roadways reshapes the durability of the exhaust system. The shaking and bumping could cause cracks in the exhaust system, leading to the leaks of poisonous gases in the main cabin. 

Rust Buildup

Rust is one of the most popular exhaust system problems, and it is caused by the accumulation of moisture from rain and snow. Over time rust forms lumps and causes physical damage to the car components. The corrosion and punctures are usually found within the muffler pipes and resonators, compromising their functionality.