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Old 09 Aug 2015, 11:33 am
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I have a 2003, and earlier today I noticed a metallic rattling noise when I turned it on and then about ten minutes down the road it started making a ton of noise when accelerating, even a little bit. It gets louder when I went higher speeds but not by much, and it doesn't make any noise when I'm not accelerating, on idle, or stopped. No issues with driving the car, no smells, and the noise definitely is coming from the muffler/exhaust area. Any suggestions?
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Old 09 Aug 2015, 11:38 am
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I have a 2003, and earlier today I noticed a metallic rattling noise when I turned it on and then about ten minutes down the road it started making a ton of noise when accelerating, even a little bit. It gets louder when I went higher speeds but not by much, and it doesn't make any noise when I'm not accelerating, on idle, or stopped. No issues with driving the car, no smells, and the noise definitely is coming from the muffler/exhaust area. Any suggestions?
I recently bought an '02, and I swore it had a "race" exhaust on it, because it was REALLy loud when I accelerated.

It ends up that it had broken off of the mid pipe at the point where muffler clamps to the midpipe.

Start the car and let it idle. Then get out and go back to the muffler. Put your hand up near the tail pipe. See if you feel the exhaust/pressure coming out. If not, perhaps your muffler has broken off at the mid pipe, like mine. Or somewhere else along the pipe. Take a look.
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Old 10 Aug 2015, 01:05 pm
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Vpoole,
Is it a turbo??
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I have a 2003, and earlier today I noticed a metallic rattling noise when I turned it on and then about ten minutes down the road it started making a ton of noise when accelerating, even a little bit. It gets louder when I went higher speeds but not by much, and it doesn't make any noise when I'm not accelerating, on idle, or stopped. No issues with driving the car, no smells, and the noise definitely is coming from the muffler/exhaust area. Any suggestions?
All the tell tale signs I had the other week and wasn't sure either, but the muffler went on mine. It actually looked alright, but its the pipe leading to the box which had a huge gaping hole in it and i could feel it too.
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Old 11 Aug 2015, 05:16 pm
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My 03 GT is loud during acceleration too, but its catless open downpipe :-P
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