It is rarely pleasant to hear a sound you don’t know about, and which results from your car. So, what if you detect an exhaust noise that continues on your Ford C-max? It is highly possible that this is a small trouble, however, before being sure, it is better to conduct some verifications. Our team has produced this to help you resolve it. First, we will look at the possible causes if you have a muffled exhaust sound on your Ford C-max and second, if you have a metallic rattling noise on your Ford C-max.
Muffled exhaust noise Ford C-max
Exhaust pipe with holes Ford C-max
Having a muffled sound from its exhaust is not insignificant and can end up in over-consumption, or a malfunction of the engine, which could eventually become dirty, for example. If you have an exhaust noise on your Ford C-max, it is possible that it is due to a hole in the exhaust pipe, this is the most usual explanation. To be able to verify this, locate a friend or relative under the running motor vehicle and accelerate to help them locate the origin of the hole. Once identified, if it is not too large you can cold seal it with specific metallic mastic type legs. Otherwise, the section will have to be swapped.
Element dislocated exhaust pipe Ford C-max
The other possibility of being confronted with a muffled exhaust noise on Ford C-max is to have a part of the exhaust device that has dislocated because of vibrations for example. Indeed some junctions of the different parts of the pot can loosen after a while and generate an exhaust gas leak in places not intended for this purpose. These fumes will then produce a loud noise. Same technique as above, we go under the Ford C-max to discover the trouble area, and tighten or swap the bolts. If you hear a muffled sound but after checking it doesn’t seem to come from the pot itself, think about having a look at this article which gives solutions gives solutions about rear end noises on Ford C-max.
Metal rattling exhaust sound Ford C-max
Damaged exhaust muffler noise Ford C-max
If, alternatively, you are subject to an exhaust sound that is more of a metallic type of, it is possible that one or more parts of your exhaust may be broken. Indeed, it is possible that either your baffles, the catalyst or the silencer are the cause of this noise. To be sure, go under your Ford C-max, cold, and tap each of the previously stated parts with a hammer to discover the origin of the noise. You should move things between things in the problematic part, if they are baffles, you can try to push the section a little bit to try to block them and thus limit their movements. If it is a dead catalyst, it will be necessary to consider replacing it, as well as the silencer. In this case, to stop the exhaust noise on your Ford C-max, you will either have to find a second hand one and do it yourself, or go to your technician.
Metal rattling exhaust noise Ford C-max : Silentblock, loose pot
Finally, a metallic exhaust noise on your Ford C-max may be in connection with a poor attachment of your exhaust to your vehicle. Indeed, after some time, vibrations, the pot fasteners on the vehicle chassis can come off. In this case, you need to examine, when cold, that the pot holds well, to try to get it to move in different directions and watch how it reacts. Backwards there should be some play and be able to move but not too much. The closer you get to the engine motor, the more fixed it should be. Visually examine the fasteners for which you have doubts. Finally, it is possible that a silentbloc may have died . In this case it will have to be swapped.