Exhaust heat shield vibrating against something? It's near the passenger side and noisy if something is touching it.
Hey, I couldn't help but post to this one because it used to drive me nuts! But, I did buy a stethoscope and i believe i found the problem considering since i removed the piece that I thought was the cause, the rattle has stopped. However, I don't think the piece itself was actually rattling but rather echoing a noise in the engine. BTW, the noise WAS more intense coming from the passenger side in the rear engine compartment.I have a rattle type noise in my 2010 Forte Koup SX 2.4L which seems to be at idle. It becomes louder upon any load put on the system, ie. lights, climate control, etc. I have had it to my dealer twice, but of course, it doesnt seem to occur when I am there, or there is too much noise over powering it. They did, however replace the upper idler pully yesterday, but the noise it still there. Am I being too picky? It is not extremely loud, but it doesnt sound normal to me. When I am in my garage and can hear it clearly, I seem to trace the sound to the passenger side of the engine compartment, at the low end of it. Any suggestions, help, or previous experiences with this, would be greatly appreciated. I would like to forward this information on to my dealer to help them out also.
Likely the injectors. Go listen to it.Noticing the same sound on my new 2012 sx 6 speed. Only at idle do you really hear it. Car has less than 1800 km's. Did anyone figure out the problem would love some feed back!!! Or do I have to remove the same piece! Hard winters here and don't really wanna take it off, but I'm sure the sound will drive me nuts!