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Chevy Malibu 2001 Rattle under dash or hood

There is a rattle under the dashboard or hood of the car when I am driving in town it is hard to tell. I don't hear it on the highway. Any suggestions?

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  • helizonay Apr 28, 2009

    I have a rattling under the hood that stops once I come to a stop and idle for about 5 seconds. My mechanic says it's lifter sticking inside the engine.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Since it is impossible to diagnose a rattle from a keyboard I would suggest u starting looking for components that seem loose when u grasp them, u may have to get under the cat to do this. What does the rattle sound like, loud like metal hitting metal or softer?

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SOURCE: loud rattling noise in dashboard

I had the same problem. I took apart the dash a thousand times, searching for the issue. It turns out you're right, it's the hood "hinge" bolts. Just place some rubber bushings on them, tighten them up, and maybe wrap some teflon tape around them, it goes right away!

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: have a rattle in the

has someone dropped something in the defrost vents on top on the dash???

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

husni_g2002
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SOURCE: 2001 Subaru Forester with Rattling in engine

it is big end bearing.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy Impala Service Traction Sytem show on Dash

I can't answer the question about the gas fumes, but I had the same problem last year with the "Service Traction Sysytem" message and the Trac and ABS lights coming on in my Impala. Mine turned out to be because of a bad wheel bearing, that was causing the ABS and traction system not to work. I'm not sure if you've experienced this, but another thing that would happen with mine was that I would go to brake and have a hard time depressing the brake pedal, almost like it was pushing back. That is the point when the Trac and ABS lights came on.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: rattle in my dashboard

Sounds like a coin or pen made its way into yor ducts. It happens all the time.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: How to Recharge A/C on a 2001 Chevy Malibu

The low pressure port is located on the passenger side next to the fire wall. It will have a blue cap.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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