2003 Honda Civic raddles

Tiny
BHTCLMAT
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  • 2003 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
Hi, my name is mat

I hear a metallic radles when I drive in low rpm and when I drive threw a slightly bumpy road I just got my brakes redone last month new disks new every thing, also got a bearing job done to had one of my ball joints replaced as well. The noise seems to come from beneath the car when I drive with windows down I seem to hear it more to the right side of me dunno if it could be the heat shields of the exhausts that could be rusted up and raddeling on the pipe. Some time I can here my front suspension squeak but at high speeds every thing seems normal and quiet.

thanks

-mat
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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hi Mat,

Rattling noises are never easy to detect and without understanding the actual noise and source, I can only offer you possible areas to check.

1. Sway bar bushes or links.
2. Exhaust heat shields.
3. CV shaft internal joints.

Suspension squeaks could be from ball joints, either upper or lower. It could also be caused by bad arm bushes.
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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 AT 10:59 AM
Tiny
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Thanks any way, I jacked the side of the car up this afternoon and I could not find anything loose, but I think it could be this thin titanium plate that's located behind the brake disc, but im uncertain about it. Im getting the car checked out on monday but ill deffo post the solution to this problem when I do get it fixed !

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-mat
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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Rattling from the plate wouls only be slight and when brakes are applied gently, it would disappear. However if the brake caliper slider bolts are dry, lack lubricants, it can cause rattling.

Give the exhaust some shaking or banging to check if anything inside the exhaust system is loose and rattling.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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Well ive finally found the problem to this problem.
Jacked the car up when I was getting my oil change done and I checked with a prier bar to see if I could find anny thing that was out of the ordinary or if I could find what could cause this noise nothing every thing was top shape. Till I took a rubber mallet to the front R/H wheel sounded funny, then I started knocking on the caliper. Ahaa there was the problem soo I removed the wheel dismantle the caliper and yeh my brake pads were loose in in the caliper. Prolly the wrong ones or something so put new ones in they re snugg fit nothing raddles every thing is fine. Soo if you ve recently had a brake job and hear that raddlely clunck sound on bumps you might have a loose brake pad. Soo dont drive yourself crazzy over thinking it could be and expensive repair .

-mat
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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM

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