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Old 07-30-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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Hello all, started my AURA up for the first time in a week and it sounds as though the muffler is shot - louder than hell, too! Any suggestions which shop may be better Midas, NTB, or any other national or regional chain?

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Old 07-30-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Advice for New Muffler

I'd be willing to bet its not the muffler, but a snapped bolt around the cat area. I've had a couple replaced. I prefer Meineke over Midas, but last time I just went to the local garage.

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Old 07-31-2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks. I hadnít even considered that.

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Old 08-14-2018, 12:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Advice for New Muffler

Mine was noisy at the inlet pipe to the resonator. I replaced it with this:
http://www.walkerexhaust.com/catalog...g-lookup/21665
A while back I replaced the flex pipes with these:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...49&postcount=8

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Old 08-26-2018, 06:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies. It turns out 2 bolts for the exhaust manifold were rusted through and fell under the car where I found them laying on the carport concrete. I had the car towed to the dealer on a Saturday morning and got her back the following Monday. She sounds, rides and handles like the day I bought her. Speaking of which, today is the 10th anniversary of when I first saw and test drove my AURA and I purchased her on Sunday, August 31st, 2008. I love my AURA!

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Sunroof
Loaded!
Built: 07/19/07

2008 SKY RL
Silver Pearl
Black on Black
6 Disc w. Monsoon
Chrome Wheels
4 Pedals
GMPP Turbo Upgrade & CAI
Built: 09/20/07

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