How Cars Produce Sound

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Why do we hear loud car sounds?   The engine sound is produced after a cylinder fires.   When a cylinder fires, pressurized air inside the cylinder gets shot out of exhaust manifold.  These are called pulses.  

The explosion also causes a lot of noise.  Some people make their cars really noisy.  

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