What's this Rattle ?

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What's this Rattle ?

Post by rob381 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:27 am

hi guys, i have an 04 plate 2.0ltr GV with 110k on the clock. Recently there has been an annoying rattle coming from underneath the front of the car. It sounds like a heat shield that has come loose and it vibrating on the exhaust. It's really noticeable upon start up and if in a low gear, trying to pull away fast it's noticeable then. I have been under the car and can't find anything loose that could be the culprit. The exhaust manifold is tight and so is the heat shield on the cat.
I had a thought that could this be a timing chain and tensioner issue ? The oil and filter have been changed every 5000mile.
Any help on this issue would be much appreciated.
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by donkeychomp » Mon May 07, 2018 8:14 pm

Have you checked the bolts that connect the manifold to the exhaust?
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by rob381 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply, yeah I took off the heat shield on the exhaust manifold and checked them, all tight.

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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by ScottieJ » Tue May 08, 2018 10:05 pm

If it was timing chain/tensioner rattle you would be able to hear it coming from the front of the engine while stationary, espiecially from cold. It doesn’t really sound like a heat shield rattling at all, that issue is more of a ticking, slapping sort of rattle and you would instantly be able to trace it to the front of the engine.

To me your issue sounds like something else underneath, if it will do it while stationary at certain Revs get someone (you trust not to run you over) to hold it at those revs and then get underneath to listen and trace it.
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by zook123 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:22 am

Have you got a tow bar fitted?
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by rob381 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:42 pm

Thanks for the replies guys,in reply to zook 123, yeah I have a removable to bar.
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by zook123 » Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 pm

My exhaust rattled on the tow bar, i used some stainless scouring pads between the exhaust and towbar. Might be worth checking that!
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by ROBBIE » Sun May 13, 2018 4:16 pm

zook123 wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 pm
My exhaust rattled on the tow bar, i used some stainless scouring pads between the exhaust and towbar. Might be worth checking that!
Side of the back box onto tow bar arm to chassis? Sounds familiar
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by rob381 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:23 pm

Thanks for the replies fellas, I have had the rear silencer replaced and guess what ? No more rattling. Would you believe it. Thanks again for the suggestions on this annoying matter.
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Re: What's this Rattle ?

Post by zook123 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:37 pm

Excellent, i'm just waiting to get mine replaced with some standard piping, that should stop the rattle!
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