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2005 TJ making rattling noise that stops when I put it in drive or reverse


Nbishop77

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My Jeep has given me no problems at all bc I’ve always taken good care of it. But recently, it has started to make a noise when I start it...the rattling stops when I put it into drive or reverse. Does anyone have any insight as to why this may be happening?

 

sa1126

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Is it isolated to any particular location, or louder in any location?

Definitely check your serpentine belt and radiator fan.
 

AndyG

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That sounds like a typical nv 3550 5 speed gear rattle at idle .

Changing fluid sometimes helps , give it 2 quarts Redline MTL and calm is in the morning.
 

Goatman

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Heat shield coming loose will do that. Not sure why it stops when you go in gear but it is a common thing.
Obviously you have stopped taking good care of it.😉
 
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