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I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado. Upon acceleration there is a rattling sound coming from the engine on the passenger side. it also happen when rolling in reverse and the brakes is applied.

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It may just be the heat shield on the muffler, they are held on with tack welds that break easily. when the truck is cool crawl under it and look around the muffler and catalytic converters for a loose heat sheild.

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