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my engine in my Nissan 350z is making a ratteling noise. The thing is the check engine light does not turn on. Then it goes away b
Hello, thank you for writing in. Tracking the rattling noise will have to start by observation. Take a good look at the engine while it runs and try to get a better idea of where exactly in the engine it...
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Rattling by the front passenger side to the muffler area.
Hi there. Check the exhaust system for any heat shields that are loose. If the heat shields are loose, you can try to tighten them up. Some heat shields are welded in place. If there is no loose heat shields,...
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Rattle/vibration on start up
Noises like this can be due to exhaust system faults such as loose pipes or hangers. If the noise is occurring at idle in park, if you securely set the parking brake, you may be able to walk around the...
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It's making a loud rattling like noise when I'm shifting out 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Hello - the "rattling noise" you describe could be coming from several components - driven by engine vibration, or by worn bearings in the transmission. Vibration can also cause unrelated components bolted to the engine or chassis itself to rattle....
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nissan navara egi fuse blows after replacement engine light nott working now oil splatters near the radiator timing chain was rece
It sounds like you have an electrical fault, an oil leak, and also a noise. The repeat fuse failures means there is a short circuit in the circuit the fuse is protecting. That short circuit can be identified and repaired...
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Loud rattling noise from engine.
Hi there. Open the hood and check all around the engine compartment for something to be loose. When you hit the guardrail, the vehicle may have jolted hard enough to dislodge something and make something in your engine compartment move...
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Rattling Sound coming from underneath the car.
Hi there. Sounds like one of the heat shields on the exhaust system has broken a weld and is vibrating as the engine is revved up. Jack the vehicle up and put on jack stands. Go under the vehicle and...
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When I start my 2012 Nissan Frontier there is a noise from the engine.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like a timing chain problem. This is a very common issue on this vehicle. It is caused by either the timing chain itself failing, or more commonly it is caused by an...
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Gears get stuck and hearing some noise in the exhaust. Some running noise that doesnt sound normal when parking. 1996 Mazda Miata
Hi there - either your clutch hydraulics (master/slave cylinder) are weak, or something wasn't done right with your clutch repair. It shouldn't fail so quickly. Either the clutch is dragging because the clutch hydraulics are weak, or the pilot bearing...
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My car is making a rattling noise and it's on the passenger side. It improved slightly with adding oil. Could it be timing chain?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The rattling noise may be the timing belt. If the timing belt was broken, the vehicle would not run. If it is damaged or loose, there is no way of telling how long it...
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Why does my 2008 Toyota Tundra make a loud metal rattling noise whens started
Hi there. This noise can be caused by a few things. Most of the time it is caused by a loose heat shield on the exhaust. When this occurs you will hear the noise as the shield rattles and some...
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Rattling noise under the hood, VDC and slip light both on 2010 Nissan Altima
Hi there - the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system uses the anti-skid brake system (ABS) and engine throttle control to enhance vehicle stability in extreme conditions - like cornering while it’s raining. Most often, problems with this system are the...
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I sometimes hear a rattling noise when shifting into second gear. 2013 Toyota Corolla
Hi there - the rattling noise you hear is probably a loose heat shield or other metal bracket attached to the engine. The combination of vibration and engine torque produced while accelerating is the source of rattle, assisted by a...
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Upon starting my car it makes a loud hollow noise. There is also a rattling sound is coming from exhaust pipe.
Hi there. The engine may have a misfire causing the exhaust pipe to have a rattling noise as the engine is shaking. Check the fuel injectors and the spark plugs and see if they are working and if they need...
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Car is rattling and leaking oil 1996 Toyota Camry
Hi - most often, oil leaks come from the valve cover gasket. Oil leaks should always be taken seriously, since low oil levels can cause serious engine damage. A rattling noise is often an engine heat shield or other metal...
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Why does my Murano make a rattling noise only at the beginning when I start the vehicle?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically on cold starts, the vehicle struggles at first to lubricate all of the engine components with the thick oil. As the engine heats up the oil thins out and becomes the viscosity the...
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When staring the car and when it is idling, it makes the loudest rattling sound. The sound is not like a rod knock but more like something is loose.
Hi there. The noise could be a heat shield that is loose on your engine causing the loud vibration noise and it will appear to be a rattling noise. If the rattling noise is more choppy and not fast and...
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Why is my car making this rattling noise?
Hi there. The rattling noise could be the drive belt or pulley that is loose when not under a load. When turning the wheels or on highway driving conditions, the noise may not be there for the engine is under...
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My car has been making a rattle noise.
The heat shield is designed to keep the engine at a specific temperature. I recommend leaving the heat shield on but fixing it to where it does not vibrate. Look for any cracks or broken bolts to see if the...
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What are the signs my Timing Chain needs to be replaced?
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing could be either the timing chain or the variable valve timing solenoids. If the sound is constant and rattles easy and does not bog down the engine, then the timing chain is...

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