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Q: Rattling sound coming from beneath steering wheel

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I hear a rattling noise coming from beneath the steering wheel on my jeep.When I touch the brake pedal it stops for a few minutes before starting again. Even when I turn the engine off, the noise continues until I step on the brake pedal.

A: The most common cause of this would be a cl...

The most common cause of this would be a clicking relay or something else that is loose. This is a more uncommon issue that will require diagnosis to confirm. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your car’s rattling noise and perform the required repairs.

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