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How to Fix Exhaust Vibrations/Rattles in Your Car

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Sometimes exhaust gases in your vehicle can be produced in uneven flows. The pulsing production of these gases through your vehicle's exhaust system can lead to vibrations. Minor vibrations may not be easily detected. Therefore, you need to be keen on the major vibrations because they can ruin your automotive, especially the major vibrations that can lead to exhaust problems such as loose mufflers, which can affect the efficiency of your vehicle's exhaust system. In addition, exhaust vibrations can affect the comfort level of your vehicle. However, such vibrations may not be eliminated as long as your engine is running. Fortunately, they can be reduced to ensure that you have a comfortable riding experience in your vehicle. Here are a few solutions to fix your vibrating exhaust system.

Repair Exhaust Leaks

Exhaust leaks can increase the noise level of your vehicle's exhaust system. Leaks can also cause vibrations of the surrounding metal components. For this reason, you need to identify any leaks in your car's exhaust system and have them repaired.

Replace Your Car Muffler

Replacing the muffler is also another way to deal with exhaust vibrations in your car. This is because the muffler is responsible for the production of exhaust vibrations as well as noise. Therefore, replace your car muffler with one designed to minimise the sound and vibrations from your car's exhaust engine.

Consider a muffler with a sound-dampening lining or one with several chambers that will help reduce the amount of noise as well as vibrations produced.

Replace Your Exhaust Pipes

In order to reduce the vibrations, consider installing exhaust pipes with a thicker tubing. A thicker tubing has a higher resonant velocity that's outside the range of the noise level of your engine. This means that it is likely to resist vibrations more than your typical exhaust pipes.

Install Resonated Exhaust Tips

These tips will be lined with sound-dampening materials that can reduce the overall noise and vibration levels from your car's exhaust system. Fibreglass is among some of the sound-dampening materials used.

Have Your Existing Exhaust Pipes Wrapped In a Damper Material

This is an alternative option if you are not comfortable replacing your exhaust pipes with a thicker tubing. High temperature header wraps can be used in this option to act as harmonic dampers for the sound and vibrations from your car's exhaust system.

Tighten Loose Clamps and Replace Broken Hangers

Loose clamps and broken hangers are among the major causes of pronounced vibrations in your car's exhaust system. Loose clamps will lead to major vibrations by vibrating in direct frequency with your engine while broken hangers will simply lead to swaying of your entire exhaust system with engine movement.