CAR MAKES A SOUND LIKE METAL RATTLING WHEN I FIRST START IT

  • Tiny
  • macmillan.b
  • 2003 Ford Escape
  • 50,000 miles

Sometimes it subsides. No indicator lights come on and car seems to run fine You hear a metal sound, like something is loose and wiggling or rubbing against something. It seems like it is more when first started or a lower speeds, but maybe I just am not able to hear it when I accelerate to a higher speed. No indicator lights come on and I haven't had any problems that I recognize other than that.

Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 5:54 PM

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  • fixitmr
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If you open hod and listen when it gets started ca you spot it?

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 6:09 PM
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  • macmillan.b
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No, I can't see anything. It seems to be more prominent when I hit the gas, but I couldn't hit the gas and see under the hood at the same time.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 6:23 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Does it seem like rotational rattle or vibrational rattle?

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 6:26 PM
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I am not sure what the difference is, can you explain? If I had to guess I would say vibrational.

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Monday, March 19th, 2012 AT 6:31 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Exhaust pipe and sheilding is common common cause of vibrational rattle. Is it tinny or heavier sounding

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 6:25 AM
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I would say it is more tinny sounding

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 5:47 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Exhaust has the tinny sound to it.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 AT 2:48 AM

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