Rattling noise

Tiny
BELLACHARLI
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  • 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES
Rattling noise front left side with a hint of noise ( hard to describe). The rattling is best heard going over a small bump
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 5:06 PM

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Tiny
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I would like to add the description of noise. The noise sounds like if you shake a flashligt and hear the batteries wiggle
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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The best approach is to have the steering and suspension systems inspected at a tire and alignment shop. The people there are experts at finding the causes of noises, vibrations, and bad tire wear.
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 5:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. As I'm driving I hear more rattling and it appears to be under my feet in the driver seat side almost as if something is loose
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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As a rule, light metallic rattles are due to a worn part that involves a rubber bushing inside a metal bracket, and often are more annoying than they are a safety issue, but you want to know for sure. Ball joints and tie rod ends can separate leading to loss of control and crashes, but those typically make more of a dull "thud" sound or a thumping over bumps. This also applies when you can hear the rattle at real slow speeds, as in a parking lot. Suspension parts need a lot of force to make them move around and make noise. Slow speeds doesn't produce sufficient force for a lot of noises to show up.

The exception to this is with Ford product, especially their light front-wheel-drive cars. Rattles and other noises must never be ignored because they have a lot of trouble with separating ball joints.
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. The weirdest thing happened driving home. It almost appears that something was wedged underneath the floor if you will on the outside or underneath my car, and it appears whatever was stuck may have jard itself out because I heard something fall off and hit the ground and it sounded like a metal ring of some sort.
We just had the front brakes replaced and a tuneup a week ago. I'm bringing it back to my guy to have him take a look
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 AT 6:57 PM

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