hanging exhaust '02 cam.4cyl

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Old 02 Feb 2005, 05:58 am   #1 (permalink)
JerseyMike
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hey group, on my recently picked up '02 4cyl camry, there is a section of
exhaust that hangs (what seems to me) very low. it is the section after the
cat. converter (just about under the rear pass. seats and trunk area) and
before the muffler. there is a part of it w/ some kind of black rubber
hanger or something the size of a tennis ball hanging from (just before the
bend to get to the muffler) it but i can't see where it might have slipped
off of. is this hanging down normal/typical.

thanks...

mike...............


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Old 02 Feb 2005, 07:18 am   #2 (permalink)
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JerseyMike wrote:
> hey group, on my recently picked up '02 4cyl camry, there is a
> section of exhaust that hangs (what seems to me) very low. it is the
> section after the cat. converter (just about under the rear pass.
> seats and trunk area) and before the muffler. there is a part of it
> w/ some kind of black rubber hanger or something the size of a tennis
> ball hanging from (just before the bend to get to the muffler) it but
> i can't see where it might have slipped off of. is this hanging down
> normal/typical.
>
> thanks...
>
> mike...............


Yes it is. People have mentioned it many times. My 94 has the bend but
the back end sits high so it's not too bad. My 97 has the bend and it
hits the driveway sometimes especially if there are people in the back.

I mentioned the new Camrys to the dealer when they first came out and he
said many have mentioned it and it seems the 2004s don't look as bad.
They must have modified them slightly.

My opinion is they have been using the same exhaust pipe for years and
didn't bother redesigning it to fit properly. It looks really bad from
behind the vehicle and takes away from its appearance severely. No
other vehicle I've seen has such an ugly exhaust pipe.


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Old 02 Feb 2005, 07:21 am   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, its normal unfortunately..
They made a change in the exhaust
piping for the new 97 model and its
ugly and I guess they kept it the same
and have no plans to change it...

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Old 02 Feb 2005, 05:42 pm   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the info.

now is there any performance issues if i take it to an exhaust shop and have
a modification made so the hanging part gets tucked up a little better?
another thing, what is that black rubber part that just kinda hangs there
that i mentioned from the origional post.

mike...........


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Old 02 Feb 2005, 07:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Its there to prevent resonance (annoying sound vibration) in the exaust
system.

"JerseyMike" <clamdigger724@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> thanks for the info.
>
> now is there any performance issues if i take it to an exhaust shop and
> have
> a modification made so the hanging part gets tucked up a little better?
> another thing, what is that black rubber part that just kinda hangs there
> that i mentioned from the origional post.
>
> mike...........
>
>



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Old 02 Feb 2005, 08:15 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Good question, I've been always wondering about the same thing everytime I
see a Camry from the rear while driving. As a Honda owner with a modified
suspension system, having a flat underside to improve ground clearance is a
huge issue. Also, it helps when your car is priatically floating on the
snow, in the bad weather and you don't need any primitive muffler system to
act a snow brake. If Toyota didn't see fit to fix such an obvisous flaw
which would turn away any purist, what else did they take shot-cuts on?? Is
the Camry designed to expire if exposed to hard or aggresive use? I know for
a fact that Honda will remain cheap to run, even if driver is a punk kid
with a chip on his shoulder, can the Camry do the same?

Pars


"JerseyMike" <clamdigger724@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hey group, on my recently picked up '02 4cyl camry, there is a section of
> exhaust that hangs (what seems to me) very low. it is the section after

the
> cat. converter (just about under the rear pass. seats and trunk area) and
> before the muffler. there is a part of it w/ some kind of black rubber
> hanger or something the size of a tennis ball hanging from (just before

the
> bend to get to the muffler) it but i can't see where it might have slipped
> off of. is this hanging down normal/typical.
>
> thanks...
>
> mike...............
>
>



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Old 02 Feb 2005, 08:23 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Good question, I've always wondered about the same question everytime I
see a Camry from the rear while driving. As a Honda owner with a modified
suspension system, having a flat underside to improve ground clearance is a
huge issue. Also, it helps when your car is practically floating on the
snow, in the bad weather and you don't need any primitive muffler system to
act as a snow brake. If Toyota didn't see fit to fix such an obvious flaw
which would turn away any purist, what else did they take short-cuts on?? Is
the Camry designed to expire if exposed to hard or aggressive use? I know
for
a fact that Honda will remain cheap to run, even if the driver is a punk kid
with a chip on his shoulder, can the Camry do the same?

Pars

"JerseyMike" <clamdigger724@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jf3Md.135966$w62.55693@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> hey group, on my recently picked up '02 4cyl camry, there is a section of
> exhaust that hangs (what seems to me) very low. it is the section after

the
> cat. converter (just about under the rear pass. seats and trunk area) and
> before the muffler. there is a part of it w/ some kind of black rubber
> hanger or something the size of a tennis ball hanging from (just before

the
> bend to get to the muffler) it but i can't see where it might have slipped
> off of. is this hanging down normal/typical.
>
> thanks...
>
> mike...............
>
>



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