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Lets Play, Guess That Noise!

Old 05-13-2011, 07:27 AM
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Lets Play, Guess That Noise!

So, I just took my car to the shop. There has been this noise emanating from the driver side wheel area that sounds like a rock in a tin can rolling around. It happens at the 1800-2100 RPM range and only happens when the car is in motion. Does not do it at idle or revving at idle/neutral ... at first i thought it was the lifters but I don't think it is...

best guess gets a high five.. lol.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:49 AM
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Something caught in the rotor shield or bad wheel bearing?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:05 AM
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I would definetly take out the wheel and rotor and look around.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:01 AM
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its 12.01 EST.. still no call from the mechanic... waiting..
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:12 AM
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1) CV joint
2) Wheel bearing
3) Bad tires

Wake me up please if mechanic find something else...
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:13 PM
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My money is on the backing plate for the brakes (basically just a shield to keep water/debris from hitting the inside side of the rotor). Mine did the same exact thing except it also would make noise over bumps. I fixed it with a tooth pick!
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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it was some metal shielding on an exhaust pipe..
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:22 AM
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It was the heat shield... Replaced? If they just took it off your gonna start getting some nasty corrosion...
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:10 AM
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I had two similar noises, but completely different issues. I had a tin rattle like noise on accel, took off all heat shields and found the spot weld on cat rusted through, eventualy caused a check engine light. Had cat replaced under warranty. The other was a slight ting coming from the wheels, normally heard in a parking garage. Ended up being the cotter pins for the axle nuts moving around. Annoying noise, I sure hatem
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:36 PM
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no did not replace... recommend to replace with a new one??
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:15 PM
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I have the exact same noise at the exact time just as you described. Thanks for posting that it was something to do with the exhaust. So all you did was remove the shielding that was loose I'm assuming? Did you end up replacing it?
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There is no need to replace most heat shielding.

The shield doesn't rest right on the pipe anyways which would block some debris from getting in so you won't see any excess corrosion.
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