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Odd Rattle??!!

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Odd Rattle??!!

PostPosted by clarki » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:34 pm

My Rav seems to have developed a rattle at around 2000 rpm in each gear. Seems to be coming from underneath on the drivers side.

Can drive through it and the car is running fine. Just a bit of a niggle tbh. Someone suggested exhaust heat shield?? Any ideas folks? Got to do an oil change this weekend, so will have a closer look then.
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Re: Odd Rattle??!!

PostPosted by Davrav » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:27 pm

Heat shield a likely contender - they have a tendency to rot away around the fixing studs. If that is the case with yours Clarki, then couple of penny washers may well do the trick. Be careful as the nuts tend to rust onto the studs and it is really easy to break off the studs. From memory I cleaned up the threads on mine with a fine wire brush and some penetrating fluid and piggy backed new nuts over the old ones.
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Re: Odd Rattle??!!

PostPosted by uncle_p » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:27 pm

When the heat shield on my old 4.2 rotted away around the bolt holds I couldnt get it off intact. In the end I just manhandled it off and threw it away. It ran for a couple of years after that without any ill effect.
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Re: Odd Rattle??!!

PostPosted by NickB75 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:34 pm

I know loads of people who run high performance turbocharged cars with shields removed,no issues.
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