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5 Strange Car Noises You Should Never Ignore

5 Strange Car Noises You Should Never Ignore

We spend so much time in our cars that we get used to things, like the steady sound of the engine at normal operating speed. When something sounds different, we know right away. It's a good thing because strange sounds can signal something going wrong inside the engine. You shouldn't ignore the five noises: popping, knocking, hissing, squealing, and rumbling. Popping: a leaking or failing exhaust system can lead to popping noises, like small backfires. When the exhaust leaks the engine performance decreases because gasses that should go out the tailpipe are backing up into the combustion chambers. They should only have gas and air at a precise mixture for peak performance. Knocking: If you've ever stepped on the gas and heard your engine knock as your car is slow to react, you'll know the knocking sound. This means your engine systems aren't working properly. A leaking exhaust and a clogged air filter can both cause engine knocks. Hissing: The most common cause ... read more

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