Crackling noise

Tiny
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I have a 2002, toyota corolla, automatic, two wheel drive with about 96,000 miles. Every time I accelerate my car this loud "crackling" noise happens until I've reached my constant speed. I also have "clunk" noise the first time I hit the breaks. I've had my timing chain replaced, spark plugs replaced, I've kept constant oil changes, tire rotations and balances, and just the routine maintance on the car. Please help figure out what this noise is!
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 AT 8:41 PM

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Tiny
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On the acceleration noise, sounds it sound like marbles rattling in a tin can kind of noise. Did the noise start immediatly after timing chain replacement?
Why was the chain replaced.

The brake noise sounds like it may be the pads moving in the caliper bracket if it is more of a click.

If it is a heavier clink, I was start looking for a bad bushing at the control arm, may be ball joint.
With a friend, drive by them and brake reproducing the clunk. They can help narrow down where it is roughly coming from as you stop near them with each wheel in front them. Have them not only listen, watch to see if one of the front wheels shift backward when the clunk happens.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 AT 4:35 AM
Tiny
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On the acceleration noise, sounds it sound like marbles rattling in a tin can kind of noise. Did the noise start immediatly after timing chain replacement?
Why was the chain replaced.

The brake noise sounds like it may be the pads moving in the caliper bracket if it is more of a click.

If it is a heavier clunk, I was start looking for a bad bushing at the control arm, may be ball joint.
With a friend, drive by them and brake reproducing the clunk. They can help narrow down where it is roughly coming from as you stop near them with each wheel in front them. Have them not only listen, watch to see if one of the front wheels shift backward when the clunk happens.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 AT 4:36 AM
Tiny
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The clunk noise doesn't always happen it's just kind of a blue moon kind of thing. Yes the noise started happening after timing chain replaced the mechanic told me I was using the wrong kind of gas and that's why the noise was happening after using a higher octane gas the noise still happened thanks for your reply I really appreciate it! The chain wasn't realy replaced he put the same chain back on, but he replaced a part dealing with the chain.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 AT 11:01 AM
Tiny
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There are chain guides that may be worn or the cover may be rubbing. Bring it to his attention that the noise is still happening and let him know it wans't there before and would like it taken care of.

IF he isn't obliging, ask him if another shop looks at it and it turns out to be related to the job, if he will re-imburse you.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 AT 6:00 PM

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