2004 Hyundai Accent popping sound

Tiny
TONI HARMON
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 144,000 MILES
When I started the car to leave work yesterday, I heard a rattle. I drove a block to the gas station and it rattled the whole way. When I started it again to leave the gas station the rattle was gone. However, when I got home and shut it off, I heard a loud pop that sounded like it came from the front. I drove to work this a.M. And it did not pop again when I shut it off. I had the defroster on when I started it yesterday, but turned it off half way home. The belts (what I can see) look ok. Actually they look like they're in pretty good shape.I think my car is a 4 cylinder, but i'm not sure. It did not overheat or anything coming to work this morning (8 miles), but i'm a little worried as I am an older woman and don't leave work until after dark and don't want to break down.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 AT 11:11 AM

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Tiny
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Could you tell aprox where the rattle was coming from?
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 8:48 AM
Tiny
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It sounded like it came from the front (engine area). It hasn't done that since night before last. The pop sounded like a kid's cap gun only a bit louder. That also seemed like it came from the engine area. It seems to be running fine at the moment, however. The pop really worries me though.
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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That is a tough one to answer since it stopped. The noise (rattle) could have come from something as simple as a loose heat shield on the exhaust.
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 11:04 AM

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