One other possibility that comes to mind is Catalytic Converter rattle. If the ceramic Honey comb starts to break apart it will give a rattling noise. Do this procedure with the engine completely cold. This is a must because of the temperature the cat sustains even after an hour, it still could burn you. I wrap a shop rag or towel around my right hand and pick a spot on the catalytic converter. Do not pick amy sharp edges, with the side of your hand strike the housing. Just enough to shake it. Do not use excessive force, we do not want to cause a problem. This is why we do not use a hammer or malet. If this is the rattle you should be able to duplicate the problem. Please use caution when doing this procedure. It should not take much force to rattle the Cat.
Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM