so im driving to school this morning- i pull out of neighborhood and once in 2nd gear, i hear this LOUD POP. it sounded really bad. next sound i hear is of a harley davidson- but wait- it was my car! the slower i go, the louder my exhaust… so i get up to 50- silent, down to 25- obnoxious… and a bad high pitch crackly sound. it soiunds like the header gasket blew and i have an exhaust leak. it has to be before the cats, b/c there is relatively no backpressure. once i spped up, it gets fainter.
what else could it be? im taking in the stang sat morning to get looked at by the local ford dealer. i pulled up a list of recalls and TSBs and heres what i found that is wrong with my car:
TSB # 4-10-3; MAY 04; Exhaust system- leak from RH exhaust pipe
TSB # 2-1-4; JAN 02; Engine Head Gasket- approved replacement procedures
TSB # 01-10-8; MAY 01; Driveline- whining noise on coastdown
TSB # 00-21-2; OCT 00; Hood- difficult to close
i think the 1st 2 are what happened today- the others have been there, but i want to get it all checked out. i dont want to get pulled over for a noise violation then turn around and get ticketed for my window tint as well.
¿¿What could be wrong with my car??