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Metal to metal rattle

When temperature is warm no sound. In the winter it sounds like a metal to metal rattle from the r/side front.

Shocks, ball joints, sway bar links, braks all ok.

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Check the bolt on the hood hinge. That sound drove me nuts until my brother told me to check it. He has a lot of GM tech friends and owns 7 Jimmy/Blazers

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