Iv'e seen the exhaust hanger up by the tranny mount "ground out" meaning the rubber bushing/insulator pushed out and caused a vibration/rattle. These types of rattles can resonate through the car and sound like there coming from a different area.
Dude that's exactly what mine sounds like! At around 1000 to 2500 rpms, mostly on accel, i can hear a metallic rattle that sounds from the trunk area. But since my trunk is locked tight, I assume it's coming from the exhaust. Anyways, I'm gonna take it in tomorrow again and take the service advisor out on a ride, I'll let you guys know how that goes.VeeKoo said:Mine rattles at 1500 and 2300 rpm and it sounds like trunk lid is the source. Especially after tight right turn, like merging to a freeway from a ramp. Mostly on 2nd and 3rd gear, but happens on 5th too. Maybe since I'm on WOT on 3rd when catching speed before the merging lane..
:laughlitt I hear a new one every time I drive it, but WTF … It aint a Benz :winks I just gun it and shake, rattle & roll.texastang said:Honestly, I have so many rattles and noises in my convertible, I just turn up the stereo and they go away.
What dealership did you go to?06GTee said:OK, here's what happened today at the dealer. They failed again to diagnose the rattle, and I think I know why they couldn't for the past 4 visits. THEY DRIVE LIKE MY GRANDMA!!! :sterb: I went on a test drive with a service advisor, with him driving. He eased over all bumps in the road and slowed to about 15 to go over the bumps. I proceeded to tell him that it happens more at like 35/45 and he gets it to 25 and asks me if the rattle is there. I felt like asking him if he has reached 45 yet, but I refrained. Then, we hit the freeway, and there he drives 55! I have not seen anyone drive 55 in San Diego. That must have been a first, we got cut off by girls in a Hyundai Accent and then an old woman in her Grand Marquis. I'm gonna go to another dealer and I am going to do the driving. Grr. :eyebulge: Plus, the gas tank filling problem came back. :sosad: I think it was after I had my first gas tank replaced when the rattles first came about. Anyways, I still love my pony even with her "issues". :smoke: