mickenzyjoela wrote:Couple of days ago I noticed my car becoming louder and louder. It has previously done this when I was stopped and then started moving again, but nothing really after that. Now itâ€™s just constant noise. Is it my exhaust or something within the engine itself? If anyone has any idea please let me know. I donâ€™t know much about cars and I donâ€™t want to take it into the shop and get charged a boatload for them to tell me itâ€™s no big deal right now or anything like that.
Could you clarify what it is that is becoming louder? Is it the engine noise? A rattle? Squealing sound? Squeaking sound?
I had a horrible squeak in the front that ended up being the hood. A few inches of electrical tape fixed that. I also had a few plastic triangle pieces come loose under the headliner that caused lots of rattle. I peeled back the headliner and glued those pieces back in place. The worst for me has been the exhaust rattling noises. I went through and replaced every single exhaust clamp because the old ones had broken, which caused the rattling at a certain RPM. My latest noise fix was a PITA because it sounded like exhaust rattle yet again, but all the clamps were new. I checked every square inch of the exhaust and finally discovered that a newly installed cat had a couple of corners broken from the heat shield. A couple of large plumbing clamps fixed that.
I agree with everyone else-take it to an exhaust shop. If they say they found the problem, have them show you, not simply tell you.