Speratic rattle


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truckinskid8
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Speratic rattle

Post by truckinskid8 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:24 pm



Speratic rattle when sitting still in neutral.. idle or 3000 rpm still happens every so often but not consistant



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curtm
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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by curtm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Is it near the engine, transmission or the tailight, sounds like a taillight rattle to me ,or a muffler bearing going bad

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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:06 am

A video record would be helpful to comment on and for future reference.

You can add videos uploading on you YouTube first and then adding a link here.

truckinskid8
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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by truckinskid8 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 am

It is somewhere in the motor area

truckinskid8
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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by truckinskid8 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:20 am

I work out of town but will get a video this weekend and post to try and help anyone with a clue thanks

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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by seelyark1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:53 pm

Check out the rubber bumpers at the alternator drive coupling. Take a long screwdriver and put one end at the front edge of the alternator and the other end pressed up to your ear, and see if you hear it that way.
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truckinskid8
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Re: Speratic rattle

Post by truckinskid8 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:57 am

I will give that a try.. thank you for the reply..



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