It is never pleasant to discover a sound you don’t know about, and which will arrive from your car. So, what if you detect an exhaust noise that persists on your Ford Focus? It is highly possible that this is a minor issue, however, before being sure, it is better to operate some checks. Our team has written this to support you fix it. First, we will look at the possible reasons if you have a muffled exhaust sound on your Ford Focus and second, if you have a metallic rattling noise on your Ford Focus.exhaust-noise-ford-focus

Muffled exhaust noise Ford Focus

Exhaust pipe with holes Ford Focus

Having a muffled sound from its exhaust is not insignificant and can end up in over-consumption, or a malfunction of the car engine, which could in time become dirty, for example. If you have an exhaust noise on your Ford Focus, it is possible that it is due to a crack in the exhaust pipe, this is the most common cause. In order to validate this, locate a friend or relative under the running motor car and accelerate to help them discover the source of the hole. Once determined, if it is not too large you can cold seal it with specific metallic mastic type legs. Otherwise, the section will have to be replaced.

Element dislocated exhaust pipe Ford Focus

The other possibility of being confronted with a muffled exhaust noise on Ford Focus is to have a part of the exhaust unit that has dislocated as a consequence of vibrations for example. Indeed some junctions of the different parts of the pot can loosen after some time and cause an exhaust gas leak in places not intended for this purpose. These fumes will then make a loud noise. Same technique as above, we go under the Ford Focus to determine the issue region, 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 content page which gives solutions gives solutions about rear end noises on Ford Focus.

Metal rattling exhaust sound Ford Focus

Damaged exhaust muffler noise Ford Focus

If, on the other hand, you are exposed to an exhaust sound that is more of a metallic sort of, it is possible that one or more parts of your exhaust may be destroyed. Indeed, it is plausible that either your baffles, the catalyst or the silencer are the reason of this noise. To make sure, go under your Ford Focus, cold, and tap each of the previously stated parts with a hammer to determine 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 out of date catalyst, it will be necessary to consider changing it, as well as the silencer. In this case, to stop the exhaust noise on your Ford Focus, you will either have to find a resale one and do it yourself, or go to your mechanic.

Metal rattling exhaust noise Ford Focus : Silentblock, loose pot

Finally, a metallic exhaust noise on your Ford Focus may be connected to a poor attachment of your exhaust to your car. Indeed, as time passes, vibrations, the pot fasteners on the car 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 behaves. 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 replaced.