I have recently noticed a lack of power when I try to accelerate, along with a blowing noise, like a 'shhhhhh.'. This noise is only heard when I push the gas pedal.
When I started the engine cold, I looked under the hood and under the vehicle for a leak somewhere, and I could see exhaust steam coming from under the engine. I am assuming there is an exhaust leak at or right around the manifold area. Am I correct to assume this is where I am losing power due to lost compression, and where I am hearing the loud 'whooshing' sound when I push on the gas? It seems the sound is right behind my dash/firewall, so that would put it right at the manifold area.
Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 9:58 PM