I just switched out my alternator because it failed and while driving the car to see if anything went wrong a noise that the car hadn't made in a while came back. I've had the car looked at before for this noise but I've never really had a straight answer as to what it is. The car only makes the noise when it is idling either in reverse or in drive. If I switch to park or neutral the car wont make the noise. If I let go of the brakes even a little bit and the car advances the car stops making the noise. It sounds like metal rattling back and forth sort of like a playing card in a bike tire. It doesn't affect the handling or performance at all(at least to what I can tell), but at this point it gets a bit embarrassing to have the car make such a loud noise at every stop light and stop sign. Can it be the brakes? Maybe something with the transmission?
Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 3:23 AM