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96 grand am se 4 cyl engine problem

12-15-2003, 12:23 AM
96 gramd am 4 cylinder- The other day i had to swerve and ran up on a curb. The car still runs but the curb hit on the underside of the car. Now the engine runs loudly, but not while in reverse. While in reverse the engine noise is normal. In park, neutral, and drive the noise i minimal at idle, but when revving or accelerating the noise becomes louder. Any ideas? I also notice a slight coolant leak near the radiator, but looks like its coming from the hose running from he radiator. The car still seems to run fine except louder, could it be exhaust? There is still exhaust coming from the tail pipe though. Thanks for the help.

12-15-2003, 11:38 AM
You may have damaged the exhaust or something is bent.

04-25-2004, 08:24 PM
Most likely knocked a hanger off the exhaust and a small gap was created in the pipe somewhere, no big deal just gotta weld a new one on or take it in.

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