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Why does my car smell like rotten eggs?

Why does my car smell like rotten eggs?

So, you’re noticing a rotten egg smell while your vehicle is running… It could be several things but the most common cause is a broken or clogged catalytic converter. This part of your car’s emissions system works by converting harmful gases like hydrogen sulfide into harmless gases. However, if it’s broken or working incorrectly, you’ll smell the hydrogen sulfide instead of the odorless sulfur dioxide, that’s your rotten egg smell. Unfortunately, you probably need a new catalytic converter. Driving with it broken is dangerous and can lead to a car fire. A failing fuel pressure sensor is another issue that can cause the smell. This sensor controls where the fuel in your car goes. If it fails to regulate, your catalytic converter can become clogged with too much oil and overwhelm the emissions system. If you drive a manual car, another source of the rotten egg smell cou ... read more

Why does my car make a rattling noise when I accelerate?

Why does my car make a rattling noise when I accelerate?

Worried because your car makes a rattling noise when accelerating? Here are some common causes for that Broken Heat Shield on your exhaust Heat shields are metal guards that surround parts of the exhaust system, keeping your car safe from the heat it puts out. . Worn or damaged motor mounts The average car engine weighs about 300 lbs and the engine mounts are what hold it securely in place. They’re made of rubber and metal and if they’re damaged, there’s nothing to stop it from moving around. Valve issues with your motor Intake and exhaust valves could be are stuck or worn . Transmission There is a lot happening in your transmission, old, worn or low fluid can damage your transmission and make a weird noise when driving Worn exhaust a. Rusty muffler and loose exhaust components can be the issue You can win the “Rattle Battle” and keep your car running smooth for a long t ... read more

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake?

Worn rotors are the most common cause of shaking while braking. But there are other potential reasons for the sensation, as well. Here’s a quick review of possible causes: Warped Brake Rotors Most modern cars have disc brakes, although some have discs in the front and drums in the rear. Pressing the brake pedal forces the brake pads to squeeze against rotor, creating the friction needed to stop the vehicle. Over time, the brake rotors can develop a variation in thickness (also known as parallelism). The variation of thickness of the rotor then causes it to wobble side-to-side as it rotates. If your vehicle has drum brakes am out of round brake drum could be the cause Some vehicles, like trucks still have drum brakes in the rear. When the brake is pressed a pair of brake shoes are forced outward against a brake drum, creating friction. Brake drums that are worn out of round can cause a shaking ... read more

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