Why would a brillow pad looking thing be in my tailpipe? We just recently got a Pontiac grand am GT which has 4 tailpipes. I have to park it on the street. Should that be in my tailpipe or is someone messing with my car?

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Toni Pauze Profile
Toni Pauze answered

Someone is messing with your car.  There shouldn't be anything in the tailpipe.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Was it stored?

If this car was previously stored or garaged for a long time, sometimes to keep mice from crawling up into the engine, or into the car itself, you can use brillo pads made of metal . . . They can chew through it to get to the other side. Another thing you might find in stored cars is Dryer sheets or moth balls. Mice don't like the smell of either of these . .

Of Course the idea is that the owner removes these during the driving times . . . Maybe they forgot?

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Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
No it was purchased from a dear friend we have known for 7 years. It was his sons car then his nieces and she recently moved back to her home state so he asked if we were interested. It maybe sat for two weeks but that was 3-4 weeks ago since we bought it!!! Lol! Thank you for your answer. ☺
Soul Fly Profile
Soul Fly answered

It may have been used as a makeshift exhaust baffle, which would help quite the exhaust.

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