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Engine rumbles @2000 rpms. Noise as if no exhaust, seems to

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Engine rumbles @2000 rpms. Noise as if no exhaust, seems to be coming from under hood
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 194000. Lower than usual.
JA: What is the model of your '00 Ford?
Customer: 2003 sport trac
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: This just happened, mostly yes.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Is there an upgrade to the 3 catalytic converters factory installed, a simpler fewer parts option?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Rumbles like a noise or feeling is being produced?

Is this effecting performance or causing warning lights to come on?

Possible causes so far lead to a faulty engine or trans mount, faulty exhaust heat shield, broken baffle inside one of the converters. Aftermerket catalytic converters are designed almost identical as your.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A noise as if no muffler but coming from engine area. There are no warning lights.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

A sound like this points me into looking at cracked exhaust manifolds or leaking manifold gaskets from broken studs. Can you check those areas for signs of black carbon residue from a leak.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris