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What is this noise?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by mtnbkrpnk, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. mtnbkrpnk

    mtnbkrpnk Junior Member

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    I drive a 97 DX coupe, I have 79000 miles on it, and over the last few weeks I have had a rattling noise coming from under the dash. It only does it when the car is at a standstill. As soon as I add gas in gear it stops. i was thinking an AC compressor, but I don't know alot about mechanical stuff yet. The heater and AC can be on or off and it acts the same. Any ideas??
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    start it up and look underneath the dash with a flashlight is the only thing i can think of, make sure its not anything in your glovebox first
     
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    mtnbkrpnk Junior Member

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    It's definitely mechanical, but I will pull the dash off and see if there is anything out of the ordinary.
     
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    slammedb18acivic Senior Member

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    dude as soon as you hear that noise.. run around your car like a mad man and find it .. lol pop your hood and listen look under your dash.. make sure its not something stupid like xyswany said.
     
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    Empty out your dashboard. Most like (At idle) an item is vibrating around which doesn't happen at accelleration or stopping because the idle is more steady and smooth.
     
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    some shit loose under your dash,, inspect and try to find the culprit
     
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