In your vehicle’s exhaust system, the exhaust manifold is located between the engine cylinder head and the catalytic converter. The purpose of the manifold is to collect dangerous emissions and gases produced by the engine during the combustion process. The manifold contains an oxygen sensor that tells the engine control unit to increase or decrease the amount of oxygen in the fuel.
A failure of an exhaust manifold can be very damaging to your engine if it's not taken care of. A cracked exhaust manifold gasket can cause an exhaust valve to be burned. This can damage plastic parts in the engine area. It can also become a health hazard, as the exhaust fumes can enter the car’s cabin as well.
Common signs of Exhaust manifold leakage area :
- Ticking sounds coming from underneath your vehicle.
- Poor engine power and performance.
- Engine hesitation and hard acceleration with loud engine noise causing black smoke from the exhaust under heavy acceleration.
- check engine light illuminated.
At Car Servicing and You, we fully inspect your exhaust manifold and system whenever you service your car with us. If our technician detects leaks or damage during a service, we will advise you of the best options for an economical repair.