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Rattle/banging in front end over bumps?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Tracing down a rattle can be frustrating. It takes a process of elimination, and tests to every part of the suspension, steering, and wheel assemblies. You are correct in wanting to test the control...
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Banging/ rattling noise coming from the front suspension?
Hi.. unfortunately, I could not access the video (says, "content not available"). The rubber bond in a control arm bushing should be tight and appear unbroken and thus there should be no "excess" free play as you move the arm....
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I have a 96 Mercedes recently it started rattling in park but as soon as i put it in gear it stops eat cud be wrng
Under hood rattling can be caused by loose exhaust components, faulty pulleys and accessories, motor mount faults, loose heat shields, or any loose component. The reason you are noticing the noise only under certain conditions ("park" versus "drive") is because...
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There is a rattle coming from my front driver side Tire area every time I turn in my 09 Ford excape what can it be
The rattle could be due to a loose or worn sway bar, strut, other suspension component, body panel, brake part including dust shield or other as yet unidentified part. As you are describing it, the noise sounds fairly obvious so...
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I have a noise in engine when I accelerate I have 2011 Nissan Altima car
If you are getting a rattle in the engine when you accelerate it is an indication the engine is either running too lean on fuel or the ignition timing is not being controlled correct. This problem will require the computer...
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Thin metal rattle noise from front
If a brake shield (aka "dust shield") is loose, or you suspect brake or wheel bearing noise, please simply request a brake noise diagnostic - rattling and a certified mechanic will be dispatched by YourMechanic to evaluate your brakes and...
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Why does my 2005 Ford Mustang make a rattling and knocking noise
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by an issue with the timing chain or chain tensioners. The front of the engine would need to be disassembled in order to locate where the noise is coming from. Most of...
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Rattling under the hood when driving
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There needs to be some more information gathered before we can make any type of diagnosis. We need to know if this happens at idle, while accelerating, and or if it happens constantly....
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loud rattling noise when accelerating, somewhat quiet clicking noise when idling
Hello, thank you for writing in. In this kind of situation, the noise may very well be related to the recent work. Start by going back through as best you can without disconnecting too many things to verify your repair....
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My engine rattles and klinks loudly and when I drive it won't go over 20 mph , i don't know what to do, some one help me
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When braking the entire front end rattles really badly, is this a brake problem or something else?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the issue only happens when braking and there are no other signs of a suspension or steering component failure, you will want to check the brakes and the tires. The front brakes should...
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Rattling sound under the car.
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My MAZDA 3 2005. The air conditining was getting charged and the man was having trouble saying that the AC wasn't going cold at all.
Check the air conditioner compressor and see if the compressor is making the noise. If the noise is coming from the compressor, then the compressor could be out of oil or there could be something wrong with the compressor internally....
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When trying to reverse my clutch makes a grinding noise and stalls out. Also when driving down the highway theres a rattling sound
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When I've left my car for a while it takes a while for it to get into gear. Today I got in gear and my engine was making a rattling noise.
Check the transmission fluid and make sure that it is full and red in color. If its full and red in color, then the transmission may be slipping which would cause the slow timed engagement and the noises that you...
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My wife and I just bought a presented 2014 Subaru Forrester. At first the car had to be taken to the shop due to ache k engine lig
Hello, thank you for writing in. There needs to be more testing done in order to isolate the noise and what triggers it. If the noise only occurs when the engine is running, and you can hear it at idle,...
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Sounds like a bolt rolling inside my transmission but the car rides fine no shifting issues can it still be a bad transmission?
Hello, thank you for writing in. While a rattling noise can come from several different places within the transmission, you will want to start with a basic transmission fluid service changing the fluid and the filter. During this process, the...
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Own a 1989 F150, unusual rattling sounds in R and D, not in P or N, sound is back when giving it gas but goes away when cruising
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is check around the vehicle, specially under the body where heat and other protective shielding may be used, the exhaust hangers holding the exhaust pipe, and under the hood....
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the engine has a melattic rattleing sound and oil leaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. The noise may be related to the oil leak. Low oil pressure and lack of lubrication to the engine causes a large number of engine components to wear quickly and rub when they should...
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Rattle sound when going over bumps 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Hello - I would try to replicate the noise with a linebacker friend or two throwing their weight on one front fender at a time. Your parts replacements thus far are the logical ones, and the ready-mounts (assuming they had...

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