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Old 04-28-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Engine rattle?

Hope someone can help diagnose this issue. Search didn't give me any results.

I hear a rattle from the rear after lifting my foot off the gas. The noise happens at about 1800 rpms and slowly quiets down with rpm. If I get back on the gas it goes away. If I engage the clutch or neutral, it goes away. I hear it predominately in 1st gear when in the parking lot.

Has anyone experienced this before? Where to begin to look?


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Old 04-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Check the heat sheilds on the exhaust. They're likely loose...
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
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Also check the heat shields just before the secondary cats.
I just whacked mine with a hammer today. Nasty rattle that's been there for 2 years (!) is gone now.
These heat shields are just the dumbest design ever. Basically they are just a sleeve over the pipe. Nothing holds them in place and over the years they just get looser and looser.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:07 AM   #4
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i thought i had a rattling heat shield a few years ago, turned out the alternator bolt was loose. i tightened it up and rattle was gone.

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