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What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems

What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems

The overall performance and health of your vehicle are dependent on the integrity of your car's exhaust system. The exhaust system comprises numerous parts that work together harmoniously, and failure in any of those parts result in system failure. Below are some of the most common exhaust system problems: Faulty Oxygen Sensor Most modern vehicles have numerous oxygen sensors—a malfunction in one is enough to confuse your car's system. If any of your vehicle's oxygen sensors fail, the engine's computer cannot create a perfectly balanced air-fuel mixture for combustion. This condition results in a fuel mixture high on gas and low on air, a hotter than required blend, or it can lead to a clog in the catalytic converter, causing further damage to your exhaust system and vehicle. Rust Rust is the worst enemy to the exhaust system. If you take several short trips, your system may be more susceptible to rust as water vapor collects in your exhaust system but does n ... read more