2000 Toyota Camry noises, Help!

Tiny
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
I was pulling my car to one's driveway, but I probably didnt slow enough and both my front and bottom hit the ground on a up n' down road. Then It starts to make an awful sound type of thing. PLEASE HELP! I DONT KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND THE ENGINE WAS PERFECT BUT NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THE RUSTY ONES!
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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 AT 10:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

You may have damaged the exhaust, I would get a mechanic to check this out as the exhaust is the lowest part of the car and can easily be damaged with what you did.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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Hi Sir,

do you know how much it'll typically charge? My budget is really in a bad shape. I really try to avoid things as much as possibe. Is it the muffler issue? I see no oil leaks, no whatever, just when engine rpm goes down, the voice goes down. And I am not sure if my driving belt can take a part in this or not. Thank you for the great advice, and. So dumb of me that I don't even know how to vote! I'll try to vote to support and thanks again good sir!
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:45 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

The muffler sits up a bit high to normally get hit, I am thinking either the cat converter or the engine pipe, both at the front of the engine, a mechanic will see straight away if this is the case, as for cost, we need to know exactly what is leaking as items can vary in price.

Mark
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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The bottom of my car is very low. Tires are 205/65r15 for all of them.

I can foresee muffler getting hit. But I just don't know how can a backup from a dip driveway at around 3 mph can result such damage. I hate to pay money to fix it. UGH. Car is only $4k but repair is going to be way more.

And how important are each of the parts that you mentioned? On a scale of 10 is possible (0=not at all)
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 1:23 AM

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