Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine rattle on ford transit? Louder when reving oil level ok

asked by on

Engine rattle louder when reving oil level ok

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Your engine rattle may be due to a failing ...

Your engine rattle may be due to a failing catalytic converter or potentially a loose exhaust bracket since the sound gets louder with acceleration. As you may know, your catalytic converter has a honey comb like structure inside of it that helps to convert the toxic exhaust gases into less harmful gases to be expelled into the environment. When this structure begins to break down into small pieces, this may cause a bit of rattling as you describe. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your rattling sound.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Possible dead battery

A lock out service needs to be carried out in order to gain access to the good latch. Once the good latch is opened, a charge test should be performed by a qualified technician such as the ones offered here...

Q: My car has a hard time starting and when it finally does it shakes violently then dies.

Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2002 Ford Focus to start then die. The most common causes would be a vacuum leak, faulty oxygen sensor, exhaust leak, alternator, battery cable, wiring harness fault, fuel pump, fuel filter, or...

Q: Crank no start on 2004 Ford Escape

Thanks for writing in about your 2004 Ford Escape. When the vehicle does not start, you need to check the fuel pressure and engine for spark. You should scan the computer to see if any codes are set that will...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...