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Loud exhaust I have a 98 Subaru Legacy Outback Sport. Today, while accelerating out of a toll, there was a sudden loud exhaust noise coming from somewhere around the manifold I believe. Not sure though, I looked under the car at all of the connections in the exhaust line and they look ok, how can I check and how much will it be to fix?

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While this could be a simple bad manifold gasket, I have had the down pipes go bad on these cars. If the engine is a 2.2L, the parts should be readily available at a salvage yard for not too much $. I've also had the exhaust pipes rust through where the pipe from the manifold joins the catalytic converter.

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