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Car rattles at low RPM

Sounds like it's possibly involved with the transmission and/or clutch. But first, I would check all the heat shielding on the car to make sure that's not a factor. When the transmission is engaged (...
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Interior Rattling

Rattling has to do with loose parts. The bass frequencies are causing the parts to vibrate against each other. You will need to isolate the rattle, and tighten the part making the noise. Many times ...
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Rattling sound and loss of power

My brother said that it ended up being the timing belt; he assumes it was broken teeth. He didn't really care why because he only needed it fixed enough to pass a "cash for clunkers" program.
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What is this piece, and is it important?

To answer your questions: Yes, this does appear to be a heat shield In general, auto manufacturers don't include anything in the car that they don't need to: this eats into their profits. That being ...
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Interior Rattling

Usually, these armrests have fixings that go in from underneath - so the screws may be covered by plastic discs, all you may need to do is tighten them.
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How to quiet a noisy passenger seat?

It's almost impossible to say without knowing what is rattling, so you have to find out first. You could give it a few good shakes by hand when the car is stopped, if you can make the noise happen ...
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Engine Rattle at Constant Acceleration

Turned out it was the driveshaft.
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Catalytic converter without heat shield?

Rule of thumb: If the manufacturer put it in, it's needed. Not only can the catalytic converter's heat warm up the interior of the car, it can cause a fire if you park on dry grass or leaves. As to ...
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BMW 318i loud rattling noise and wont start

I know that these cars have issues with the timing chain tensioner and in some countries there was a BMW recall on the N47 engines specifically for this. A recall is where a manufacturer admits there ...
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Rattling noise from transmission at certain RPM range

I checked the clip and this sounds like dashboard rattle, tap and hold around the dashboard and you will find it. Once had similar rattle turned out it was from seat belt locking mechanism on the ...
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Clicking Sound From Brakes

Pads were moving round in the caliper so I got them replaced with higher end ones. Noise is gone
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techniques to fix a plastic rattle that's intermittent over bumps?

Silicone spray in an aerosol can is a useful tool for stopping squeaks and rattles where plastics are moving against each other. It is also good for lubricating rubber window guide channels and door ...
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One LOUD bang from underneath front driver side, and then rattling sound over bumps

What happened is that something on your car broke or you picked up a piece of road debris which has gotten caught somewhere. Beyond that it's impossible to say, you have localized the sound, the only ...
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Diagnosing rattling noise whilst car under acceleration

I found the issue, after a lot of searching through the fiatforum.com and by chance came across a suggestion it could be the intake pipe leading to the airbox, which is mounted to the chassis via a ...
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Diagnosing rattling noise whilst car under acceleration

Usually when you hear a rattling noise during acceleration only, the cause is because of pre-detonation, knock, or ping (whatever you'd like to call it). This can be caused by carbon buildup in the ...
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Diagnosing rattling noise whilst car under acceleration

In my case (though a different brand) the issue was with bad transmission mounts. The car would also rattle when steering to the left. After replacing said mounts, the noise was gone. Could also be ...
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Catalytic converter without heat shield?

Rang the mechanic and asked if he removed the heat shield, and he said he did and that the heat shield is not needed, and that this new cat has an integrated heat shield. Yes the new cat does have ...
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Is it unsafe to remove a heat shield?

Heat shields have two purposes. If it is between the floor and the exhaust system it is designed to prevent the heat from warming the floor and possibly melting the carpet. GM had issues in the late ...
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I get a strange low speed rattle from the back of my '06 Subaru WRX

It turns out the 06 WRX has its headlight self-leveller sensor at the left rear. Here's a picture of a Subaru Forester sensor and caliper (from the uksubaruownersclub.com site) - very similar setup. ...
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Car rattles when someone seats or go out of the car

This noise could be from any part of the car on some type of flexible mounting : suspension parts or even the exhaust. Another possibility is that there is a loose bolt or screw in a cavity under the ...
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Subaru Outback with EJ25 making noise when easing off the accelerator

It was indeed a heatshield on the cat.
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Toyota Highlander 2015 rattle sound at (cold) start

This is apparently a normal sound. The vacuum pump, according to Toyota, can run at any time. It is required for emission control. And, depending on various conditions, can be much louder or quieter. ...
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09 Mazda 6: Metallic rattling sound when accelerating at low speeds

To check the heat shield, you'll have to raise the car up so that you can get underneath it and locate the exhaust system. Here is a picture of a corroded heat shield. You should be able to move the ...
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Car rattles at low RPM

The noise goes away if I add a little gas or depress the clutch This is a classic symptom of a bad throwout bearing.
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