Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Exhaust Pipe:
- loud exhaust noise.
- making hissing sounds.
- Smell of fuel from exhaust.
- Decrease in power.
- Bad fuel efficiency.
- Hanging or dragging exhaust pipe.
While exhaust systems are built specifically to withstand the high stress and heat conditions associated with engine exhaust, they are still prone to corrosion and rust over time. Usually a problem with the exhaust system will be quite obvious. If not for the noise usually produced, for the effect on engine performance that usually occurs. If you suspect that your vehicle may be having an issue with exhaust pipe or exhaust system, have the vehicle inspected by a professional mechanic to determine if the car needs an exhaust pipe replacement.