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What is rattling in my car?

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Devin

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What is rattling in my car?

PostThu Jul 12, 2012 2:33 pm

My car has developed an annoying rattle since yesterday, when the streets flooded and I had to drive through all the water (quickly and irresponsibly, admittedly. Big waves!). It is there on startup, sporadically as I drive around, and then when I turn things off. Visual inspection doesn't reveal anything obvious. It's a '10 Matrix with a 2AZ-FE engine. I don't have a clue what I'm looking for, so I go to other people for ideas.
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Re: What is rattling in my car?

PostThu Jul 12, 2012 5:07 pm

When does it rattle? All the time? While under acceleration? When you brake? When a butterfly flaps its wings in China?
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Re: What is rattling in my car?

PostThu Jul 12, 2012 8:05 pm

I thiiink I mentioned it but it's hot and I'm stupid when it's hot so maybe I didn't. When I start it, sometimes when I drive over bumpy things, and when I turn it off. I think I knocked something loose - that's the most sensible explanation - but damned if I can spot what the hell it is. It's kind of a case of what normally falls off these things, and where can I find it.

Basically I am asking people to be psychic and I can admit that.

EDIT: It also rattles when I shut the door hard, but I STILL can't spot the bloody thing. People in the work parking lot must have thought I was crazy, as I sat on the ground repeatedly slamming my door trying to spot something that was making a stupid noise. I'm beginning to suspect a bit of heat shielding that looks loose, but I haven't been able to actually spot the culprit.

As a result, this thread is as much about my personal frustration as it is actually asking for help.
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Re: What is rattling in my car?

PostFri Jul 20, 2012 4:09 pm

Broken heat shield on the cat?
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Re: What is rattling in my car?

PostSat Aug 11, 2012 8:09 am

i would guess at something like a loose engine mounting or even the ball joints going. It may also be that wrong oil for the engine and automatic transmission was used thats why the engine blew.

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