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Old 11-27-2014, 07:27 AM
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Rattle at Idle - Intermittent

Just noticed this intermittent rattle at idle, in park.

Noticeable rattle - comes and goes.

A/C not turned on and not engaged when rattle happens.

Kind of sounds like it's coming from between front of engine area.

The rattle comes on as the engine seems to be changing rpm's at idle......kind of like the a/c is engaging and the idles to up a little and the rattle starts for a second or two and then the idle goes down and there is no rattle?

Something is causing a draw on current and the idle seems to adjust and the the rattle starts. The idle drops down and the noise goes away.....this cycles while parked, engine at normal temp.

My gut tells me this gen3 may have electric cooling fans that are kicking on and off and I'm just not used to this rattle/vibration???? I'll get under there soon and confirm the noise. The idle pulley looks to have a little play in it too.
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