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Old 7th April 2010, 19:39   #1
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Hey guys, for the past few days, I've been experiencing a significant rattling throughout the car when i begin to move the car in first gear. When i stop at signals and move, i feel the rattle, and it is even more significant when i move the car up a slope at first gear. Any idea what this could be? My car runs on a FFE and run 34000 kms by the way.

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Well, you have to do some homework, as there are many possible causes.

1) Could be a problem with the mounting bushes getting hardened, thus causing some resonance.
2) A slightly loose-fit bonnet could cause resonance.

So, please look around
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amith any idea where the rattle is originating from, as in the front left or right side, engine bay or eslewhere ?

usually the prime suspect would be the engine mounting bushes. However I wouldn't rule out the exhaust bolts and other mundane stuff.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Whiteknight, I think i can safely rule out the fact that it is a loose fit bonnet. Hard to say where it originates from, but from my point of view i think it is from the center. Its a pretty significant rattle that can be experienced throughout the car, even if you are sitting at the back, you can very easily feel the rattling. All this only at first gear.
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