Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Rattling sound coming from beneath steering wheel

asked by on

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.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: What does the traction control system (TCS) off light mean?

If the “Traction Control System (TCS) off” Warning Indicator Light is on in the dashboard, this is an indication that the traction control system (TCS) has been disengaged. When adverse weather conditions are present such as ice, snow, or rain,...

Q: Car won't start I can hear it trying to crank. I've just replaced the alternator and battery it just won't turn over...

This suggests that the motor have run out of oil. When the oil pressure gauge reads zero, this means that there is not enough oil pressure inside the motor to properly lubricate engine components properly. When this happens, you may...

Q: Front of car shakes around 60 mph

Shaking at high speeds is often times related to tires that may be out of balance, low on air, potentially a badly aligned front end or failing suspension components. When any of these things are not geometrically proper or aligned...

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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.