I have a 99 explorer 4X4 with 165000 on her.. recently, someone driving it backed up into something, and separated the tailpipe from the muffler.. this was three months ago, now a days,when i start it in this cold new england november, its having a hard time driving nywhere. It ses to be losing power, especially when headed up hill.. i also have a loid muffled noise coming from underneath somewhere but its not the noise i was getting when the tailpipe originlly seprted from the muffler.. theres a burning smell coming from the underneath too, but im not sure whats going on with her..
Could it be just the muffler causing all these issues?? Or does it seem to be more of a problem then i think??
Thanks for the time..