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Tsepz 02-22-2013 02:27 PM

Rattling sound coming from under the car (Audio clip included)
 
Hi everyone.

Cant believe its taken me this long to ask this, anyway, my WJ has one very odd rattling sound coming from underneath the car near the front. The sound only seems to happen when the car is in Drive or Reverse, in Park and Neutral its quiet, it also only happens when im not accelerating, so lets say im approaching a red traffic light, the moment i lift my foot off the accelerator it begins the rattle, its very loud at times, quite annoying and a bit embarrassing when e.g. picking up a date.

My car is going in for a service on Monday, but i want to hear all your thoughts on this issue, here's the audio clip, its only 300kb:

http://db.tt/oZYqaEYF

The rattling sound comes in at around 10s into the clip, excuse the squeaky breaks, getting them sorted out on Monday :)
Its a Dropbox link, please let me know if it doesn't work.

cheapjeep 02-22-2013 05:50 PM

Re: Rattling sound coming from under the car (Audio clip included)
 
Can't get the sound clip to work on my box. Don't know for sure on a 4.0 but on a 4.7 there is a heat shield that comes loose on the y pipe by the trans that makes a noise like you describe.

Tsepz 02-23-2013 01:19 PM

Re: Rattling sound coming from under the car (Audio clip included)
 
Thanks a mill, that could explain it, I listened to it today whilest in a McDonalds drive-thru as it deflects the sound off the wall loudly and it does sound like something loose, and in actual fact it does make a very slight rattle when in Neutral, it seems when I'm moving the sound is loud and then when I stop it goes down, meaning that it is something that is loose and it begins knocking around when I guess the trans parts are moving?

Going to ask them to check that out on Monday, can't wait to just have my baby back to normal as in general it runs very well.

Thanks again.

Tsepz 02-28-2013 05:36 PM

Re: Rattling sound coming from under the car (Audio clip included)
 
Got my car back today, running beautifully, turns out the rattle was just a matter of a missing bolt on the exhaust bracket (I think that's what he said), anyway, it's all fixed now, forgot how great this 4.0l engine sounded, I often used to drive home after my night lectures at uni with my window down, just listening to the hum this motor makes on the quite road home, but when the rattled started it just annoyed me.


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