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How to tie my muffler its loose

While driving i hear a noise under the car it feels like the muffler is somewhat loose. What to do

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Hello. you can do a temporary repair using a length of heavy wire coat hanger. Just find the eye bolts under the car designed for this purpose. For step by step go to this link


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