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1996 Tercel is LOUD

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Oct 28, 2016, 5:07 PM

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Hi There,

I have this amazingly reliable 1996 Toyota Tercel that I took the back seat out of. It got louder then, of course. Recently, however, it seems like there is a lot of noise coming from underneath the front seats. At first, I thought it was just the noise coming from the back with no seat to block it out but I have trouble with my ears and my mother insists that it's not coming from back there. The noise does not sound like a mechanical problem to me as in nothing is grinding, popping or dragging. It's just the sound of the car, amplified or non-muffled, as the case may be. I've had catalytic converter issues with other vehicles and this reminds me of that but I am NOT mechanically inclined, so I don't want to send my husband off to start tearing things apart without just cause. I really appreciate any help that can be given.

1.5 L
About 207k

Thanks so much,

Hammer Time
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Oct 28, 2016, 5:25 PM

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The only way you are going to find out is someone is going to have to put the car in the air and look for the noise. Those Toyotas have a little section of flex pipe that often rots out.


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