It’s very unpleasant to discover a sound you’re not familiar with coming from your car. So, what comes to your mind when you hear a persistent exhaust noise coming from your Mini Cooper? It’s likely that there is a minor issue. Nevertheless, before assuming so, it’s best to conduct some tests.
You can do these yourself by just being very observant of the situation. However, it is better to quickly locate a qualified and experienced mechanic shop near you that will assist you in resolving the issue. If you notice a creaky sound in the exhaust of your Mini Cooper, you’ll have to check the possible causes first.
Mini With Exhaust Pipe That Has Holes
Getting a faint exhaust sound is not trivial, and it might lead to over-consumption or engine malfunction, which could lead to the engine becoming messy over time. If your Mini Cooper makes an exhaust noise, the most common cause is usually attributed to a hole inside the exhaust pipe.
To discover where the leak is, mechanics raise your car and check under the vehicle. To test this at home, it is clearly a bit difficult. If the hole isn’t too big, cold sealing can be accomplished, but if the hole is big or the pipe is cracked, then it has to be replaced.
Mini With Element Dislocated Exhaust Pipe
Another cause of a muffled noise in your Mini Coopers exhaust is a dislocated part of the exhaust system, which can happen as a result of vibrations. Indeed, some of the exhaust’s many joints can loosen over time, causing an exhaust gas leak in locations that weren’t designed for that. As a result of the fumes, a loud noise will be produced.
Using the same method as before, a professional mechanic under your Mini Cooper will locate the problem and tighten or replace the bolts.
Damaged Exhaust Muffler Noise
If you hear a metallic exhaust sound, it could be a sign that one or more components of your exhaust system may be broken. It’s possible that the source of the noise is one of the following:
- the catalyst
- a silencer from a kit
This requires a mechanic to go under your Mini and inspect the previously-mentioned parts to determine the source of the noise. If the problem area contains the baffles, they will press on the piece to check for movement. If the catalyst is not working, it will require replacement. The same goes for the silencer. To stop the noise from the exhaust of your Mini, you’ll need to bring it to our Mini experts to repair.
Finally, a metallic noise from your Mini exhaust could indicate a poor exhaust’s attachment to the car. Over time, vibrations can cause the fasteners of the car chassis to detach. In this situation, you’ll want to check that the manifold holds together nicely while it’s cold, and then try moving it in different directions to see how it reacts. There should be some movement backward but not too much. The closer you get to the engine motor, the more secure it should be. Visually inspect the fasteners that you think may have an issue. They would have to be replaced in this scenario. And all of this work underneath your Mini should be carried out by professionals with lifts in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
Auto Assets Will Repair your Exhaust Rattling
When you see any of the indicators listed above, bring your Mini in to be evaluated by our team of highly-skilled technicians. Attempting to resolve the issue on your own may result in further damage or even injury to yourself.
At Auto Assets, we provide the highest-quality car repair services at a reasonable cost. Our auto repair company is located in Powell, Ohio, and we also serve drivers from Columbus, New Albany, Dublin, and Worthington.
Our technicians use cutting-edge diagnostics to figure out what’s wrong with your car and get to the source of it. Our technicians are ASE-certified and have an eagle eye for spotting any problems with your Mini. Call us now or book an appointment with one of our professionals. We look forward to serving you for years to come.
* Yellow Mini Cooper Car image credit goes to: typhoonski.