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Engine roaring... I've been driving the car all week(in the cold) and it was fine. Today I got ready to arrive at my destination and the car sounded very loud when I pressed on the gas like a race car would. Is it the muffler? engine? God forbid the transmission :-( I had a little problem with the fan module a while back but hopefully that has nothing to do with it. Plan to take it to the Mazda dealership but wanted any advice to what it could be to explain to the repair guy effectively. Thanks

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Hello, Sounds like you had the muffler or tail pipe go out, either rusted or blown out by a backfire caused by the catylitic converter. Good Luck, RAC

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