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Old July 11th, 2005, 19:50
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Rattling noise when under load.

I have a 98 xj sport 4.0, auto.
when going up hills in a high gear turning 2-3000 rpm, there is a strange rattling noise coming from what sounds like right in front of me behind the firewall. have any ideas what it is?
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Old July 11th, 2005, 19:54
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Re: Rattling noise when under load.

spark knock?
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Old July 11th, 2005, 20:15
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Re: Rattling noise when under load.

Pull the inspection cover and check your flexplate bolts, had the same issue with mine and all it was was the bolts were loose
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Old July 11th, 2005, 20:40
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Re: Rattling noise when under load.

Thanks for the quik reply.
what inspection cover?
sorry.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 20:43
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Re: Rattling noise when under load.

the plate that is behind the motor, on the bottom of the front of the tranny. It is held on by several small bolts and is real thin.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 21:24
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Re: Rattling noise when under load.

Its slight pinging on mine.. same conditions, load, etc.
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