Chrysler Cordoba Muffler
Keep the Engine Firing while Solving Chrysler Cordoba Muffler Problems
The car's engine and the muffler are located at the opposite end of the car, but really are closely linked. Think of the car, the Chrysler Cordoba for that matter, as a breathing machine. The engine breathes in air that is mixed with fuel, and then breathes out through the exhaust system all the way to the muffler that cancels out the noise before exhaust gases is released into the air. But if the Chrysler Cordoba muffler has a problem, the engine's "breathing" is ultimately affected. Here's how to troubleshoot muffler problems and help keep the engine running smoothly:
Excessive noise coming out of the muffler
If you notice any abnormal noise, such as hissing and popping noise, coming out of your vehicle while driving, chances are, your muffler has a hole. Inspect your muffler for any sign of a hole or holes. You can immediately spot a hole in the muffler if there's smoke coming out of it or if there's black soot covering the muffler. If this is the case, replace your muffler right away. Also look at the other parts of the exhaust system such as the catalytic converter and the exhaust pipe. If you notice a vibrating noise, check the tailpipe and make sure that there's nothing loose or no part is dragging on the road.
No noise from the muffler, but the engine is somewhat losing power
Muffler problems don't necessarily produce unusual noise. Sometimes, a problem in the muffler is translated to loss of engine power, including a drop in fuel economy. If you feel this, your muffler may be restricted. Check if you have a damaged or crushed pipe. In worst cases, the hot exhaust gases that can't escape the engine will result to overheating, lugging knocking, and engine stalling. This can be solved by replacing the crushed pipe or the clogged muffler.
When you hear a clunking noise underneath your car, your muffler is likely hanging. Take a peek under your car to see the problem. You will notice worn out muffler straps (also known as exhaust hangers). Remove it and replace it with a new one.