what type of exhaust system do I need

Asked by Feb 10, 2016 at 05:24 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

My muffler is detached from my pipe (i think
exhaust ) and makine a loud noise and ruff ride
also losi g gas fast

2 Answers


Just go to an exhaust shop, they know what to do and advise you on, and it may just be the exhaust causing excessive fuel usage.


Agreed, an exhaust shop is the best thing to do for your noise, after the system is repaired or replaced the fuel mileage should go back to normal, it is possible that the downstream sensors were picking up more air so the computer was trying to compensate by enriching the mixture, the ruff ride is due to something else not exhaust related, bad shocks, worn bushings etc.

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