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I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu. A few days ago a sudden and very LOUD rattling started coming from the front end. So loud I can hear it from my.house if my car is running. Doesn't get worse or better over bumps. And is constant whether driving or parked. No idea what it is!

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Check the harmonic balancer on the crankshaft. They do come loose and will rattle with the pulses of the engine.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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SOURCE: RUBBING NOISE

check to see if the rear tires are making contact with the rear struts or springs, sometimes if you tow a heavy load with these cars it bends the spring perchs down and they rub on the inside tread of the tire, also be sure you have the right tire size on the car please rate -jeff

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Front end noise

Sounds like rust build up on the rotors,this is a common problem with after market rotors,or it is a squealer tab and they squeal to warn you before damage is done to the rotors when brake pads are 2/3 worn down.have a brake inspection done.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Front End Noise, Chev Cavalier

It sounds like you have a bad c v or constant velocity joint. Look under the car next to the wheel look for a rubber accordian type unit, if the rubber is torn or lose the grease has escaped and damaged the joint. You can replace it yourself, but if your not mechanically inclined would say take it to a shop.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Rumbling & grinding under front end

Watch out! You might have a loose wheel! Check those wheel nuts. If not, a loose brake caliper, or last if not least, a bad wheel bearing. Don't drive it until you find out what the heck is wrong! Could be dangerous.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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