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Exhaust smell My 98' Camry V6 when started in the morning has a bad smell coming from the exhaust. It is actually very sicking. What is causing the problem.

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  • mmel Sep 10, 2008

    It smells like rotten eggs. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    How do i trouble shoot and find what is causing this problem.



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What does it smell like? If it smells like rotten eggs that is a tell-tale sign that your catalytic convertor is bad.

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