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Old 07-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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"Draggind a tin can" sound...

From what I think is the front right. It started last night. When going slow and turning. At first I thought it could be a heat sheild... but I jacked up the car and messed around and didn't see anything loose. I also checked the wheels for any bearing issues. This leads me to think maybe there's a rock or something stuck in the brake sheild area or something?
It's from the front right and sounds exactly like I'm dragging a tin can under my car.
Anyway, I have to go mow the lawn then pack for Disney! We're taking the kids tomorrow! And I'd like to solve this issue so I'm not thinking about it on the trip

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated guys.


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Old 07-21-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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sounds like it could be a rock. Try backing up, turning the wheel and applying brakes to see if it dislodges. Shouldn't be anything major - worst case you'll need to pull the wheel to get a better look.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thats what I'm thinking... It's hard to replicate it also... I just went for a 20min drive and it was silent. Maybe the little rock got out of there.
I'll try what you said though!
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:21 AM   #4
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That's a good description of the sound. I believe I have the same one. It only starts when the motor is really warm, after 15 or 20 minutes of driving. That kind of limits poking around under the car to find it. I became convinced that there must be something loose inside the muffler. I traded for a used muffler and the noise was 90% reduced but came back with a vengence in a few months. I disected the old muffler but could not identify anything loose that might have caused such a noise.

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Old 07-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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Last night I found a little (>dime size) rock in the middle of my clean garage floor. The rock had dirt/brake dust on all sides. I'm thinking that was the source! I remember backing in and out to get it to make the noise... In doing so I probably dislodged the rock!

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