How to Check for Exhaust Leaks With Potatoes on 1992-2002 Toyota Camry

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It looks like the old prank of sticking things into your neighbor car’s exhaust is actually a good way to test if it has any leaks.
As Peter Finn shows us here in the video, all you need to check for leaks in your 1992-2002 Toyota Camry exhaust are a couple of fresh potatoes and a hammer.

To do so, you need to take a medium-sized potato and stick it into the exhaust tip in a way that the gases have no way out. If your exhaust is properly sealed, the potato will pop out immediately after you start the engine. If not, then you should get under the car and see where the hole is.

This is a DIY guide and, as such, you must be aware the procedures described here involve some risks. autoevolution cannot be held responsible for any possible damage that might result while following this guide.

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