What Parts Make Up the Exhaust System?
Parts of the Exhaust System
Vital for fuel economy, the environment, and your safety, your vehicle’s exhaust system carries away harmful gases that are created during the combustion process. The exhaust system not only keeps dangerous gases like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons from entering the cabin but it also "cleans up" the gases before they are released into the environment. To learn more about your vehicle’s exhaust system, click on the numbers for component descriptions.
Typically made of cast iron or fabricated tubing, it sometimes incorporates the catalyst, and is connected to the engine at the exhaust ports with flange connectors. It is designed to collect exhaust gases from each cylinder, and then funnel them into a common outlet.
2. Flex Pipe
Allows normal engine movement to prevent damage to the exhaust system.
Converts harmful engine emissions to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O).
4. Oxygen (O2) Sensors
Detect the level of O2 in the exhaust stream. This information is utilized by the PCM for fuel control and to monitor converter efficiency.
Required accessories for proper sealing and durability.
6. Resonator Assemblies/Pipe Accessories
Resonator assemblies combine pipe routing and tuning technologies for quality flow and acoustics.
The muffler quiets the sound of a vehicle's engine as emissions pass out of the exhaust system.
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