Q: My car over heated 4 times and there is a loud rattle noise coming from the right hand side .

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I have a ford mondeo 2008 not Ford Focus . Large rattling noise from right hand side when idle and stopping at signal Car over heats 4 times , stop car to cool down , Then took it home . Acceleration was slow and rpm was high when only pressing little .

My car has 167000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When your car overheats, it’s best to find the problem before driving the car again. Each time the engine overheats, there is a little bit of damage done whether you can notice it or not and it can eventually shorten the life of your engine. That said; at 167,000 miles it could be just about anything, but your noise in the right front makes me think you have a problem with your water pump. You can have that checked out at your convenience by contacting YourMechanic. They can send a technician to your home or office to check out your overheating Ford and let you know what it is going to take to fix it.

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