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1998 S70 and After Market Cataltic Converter

I recently had the rear muffler and catalytic converter of my 1998 S70 replaced (much less expensive than using Volvo parts). The shop used an after market muffler and catalytic converter. When the car starts and accelerates - it sounds like the muffler is going bad. I complained to the shop and they agreed and replaced the muffler. Even with the new muffler - the exhaust system sounds like its going bad on start up and during acceleration. The shop says - I don't know what to do - we have done what we can.

Any thoughts on what might the problem might be?


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How does it "sound like it's going bad"? It's aftermarket, and it isn't the same as OEM. It won't sound the same either. That doesn't mean it's bad. They might have left a gasket loose, making an unusual and loud sound.

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