When your Ford engine burns fuels, it produces harmful byproducts. Your factory exhaust system is responsible for removing those before emitting clean gases into the atmosphere, thereby protecting you, your passengers, and our environment.
How Exhaust Systems Work
They do so in three stages. Initially, the pollutants pass through the catalytic converter. There, metals capture the toxic molecules and separate them into oxygen and nitrogen. Nitrogen gets retained, while the oxygen continues through the system. The process burns any hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, leaving little more than carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Next, the exhaust manifold collects the gases to send them to the exhaust pipe. At the same time, the resonator and muffler optimize airflow and limit engine noise. Lastly, the tail pipe releases the cleaned fumes into the atmosphere.
How to Spot Exhaust System Issues
Automotive exhaust systems don't last forever, though. Even the best can eventually fail. Signs of this include:
- Reduced fuel economy
- Odd noises coming from your muffler and exhaust pipe
- You detect the smell of rotten eggs
- A lit "Check Engine" light
Genuine OEM Exhaust Parts Work Best
If an exhaust system component starts to go bad, replacing it with one made by your manufacturer is the smart choice. That's because they're the only ones that are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, ensuring the fit and performance you need. Find everything you need for the job right here in our online auto parts inventory. Buy today and we'll get your order shipped out ASAP!
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