Question about 1999 Toyota Corolla
What you are hearing is probably a heat shield on the exhaust system that is loose. It won't cause any harm to drive it like this, it's just annoying. A 'cheap fix' would be to jack the car up, support w/ safety stands, look for something loose on the exhaust system (make sure the car has cooled off, you don't want to grab a hot exhaust pipe), You can usually re-attach the loose shield with something like a wire coat hanger. It may require drilling a hole in the corner of the shield, and then securing the wire after running thru the drilled hole. If you choose to take it to a garage, have them show u what's making the noise, and suggest this fix. If they want to change major exhaust components, tell them u would like to do this, and not an expensive repair at this time. good luck countrycurt0
Another possibility is the engine 'pinging'. I'm assuming the noise is coming from under the car, engine pinging would come from the engine itself. If you believe the noise is from the exhaust, ok, if not let me know. cc
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: It's making a rattling noise
Your rattle is coming from teh catalytic converter on your vehicle. Depending on the mileage, quality of fuel used, etc the catalytic converter can be damaged. It is best to have it replaced and at the same time have the intake system cleaned to prolong life of the new one. Average cost is 200-400 dollars for replacement.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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