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When I put it in reverse it's loud but when I put it back in…

When I put it...

When I put it in reverse it's loud but when I put it back in drive it's quite

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

2004 Awd I think

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I went somewhere and they said it might be the flex rod, I haven't done anything

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Well I just tried driving and the whole car it loud but I didn't see any holes in the muffler

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? How has your MPG been lately?

196xxx

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What model buick is this?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Rendezvous 2004

what engine is in that?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't know

so your not doing the work on this right you just want advice? Or should I say what are you looking to get out of this service?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm going to the car shop in the morning but I want to go to the right place. If it's the exhaust then I need to go somewhere that does that because not all mechanics/shops does that. If it's not the exhaust then I can get it told and fix now. I just want to be able to tell them what is wrong.

more then likely its the flex pipe and should be taken to a exhaust shop for repair, you can have a leak behind the mesh and not be able to see it

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What would the leak be from if there is a leak

its normal wear and tear on a vehicle thats that high in mileage

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that flex pipe can only take so much stress then they break

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is that a quick fix? Is that something that is really expensive to fix? How offen does it break?

very quick fix for a exhaust shop shouldn't cost more than 150 and you usually have to replace it once in the lifetime of that vehicle, if the motor mounts havent been done that would add to the stress and should be looked at as well for any signs of breaking

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the flex rod can make the whole car sound like I need a muffler? Will it be a problem driving it to get it fix because it's so loud?

I dont know what the flex rod is, I think you mean the flex pipe and yes if the flex pipe is broken then that will make it sound like you need a muffler

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok great, thank you

your very welcome,

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