Join Date: Sep 2011
County: Slavonski Brod-Posavina
Rattling/grinding noise from up front?
Hi all, I've reading the forum for quite a while and have mostly found my answers without the need to open up topics. But this slighly baffles me so i guess ill ask.
Anyway recenty I've been hearing a sort of rattling or grinding noise somewhere from the engine bay. I can't really describe it, more like gridning. Now there are some specifics. It sounds like rattling if i let of the gas and the revs go down to idle (between 1500 and 1000rpm). It can be heard during revs decrease. WHen its idling its fine. If i give it a bit gas i can produce the sort of grinding noise only in a sweetspot just under 2500rpm. As long as i maintain the revs in the sweetspot the noise is there, if it goes over 2500 or under 2400 its gone. It is not related to driving because it can be heard/produced in neutral without the use of clutch or the brakes. I think it can be heard during driving too, again at 2500rpm but it is hard to say because of the surrouding noise. From what i have so far read, it could be a heat shield?
I noticed that the engine plastic cover is loose on one corner, it wobbles quite a bit. But is it possible that a piece of plastic can cause something like that? Other than that, car runs fine.
Its a '04 GT JTD.
Last edited by St0ka; 17-09-16 at 13:22.