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Rattle When I accerate there is a rattle at a certain point it stops I have checked the exhaust system thinking it was the cat converter fluids are fine any ideas?

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  • LAGALLAGHE Sep 10, 2008

    We tried that while up on a lift My friend has an exhaust shop It does sound like a converter though when listening

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    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    get a freind to get on the gas while in park and go under it and just start tapping/thumping/wacking on things with a hammer or a block of wood. Sounds silly, but it is very effective on finding rattles.



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It may be the inside of the converter has come loose.

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