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DakMan515
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3/04/2006
16:52:41

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Since I bought the truck about almost two years ago (1997 Dakota CC 5.2L 4x4), there's been this rattling/grinding noise, almost like the sound of a chain. It only occurs under medium acceleration. If you accelerate really easily, you don't get the noise, same if you floor it. But pressing the gas enough to where it shifts at around 3k, I always hear this rattling noise, like something is loose. It's been there since I bought the truck, so I don't know if anything is actually wrong with it. Anyone know? Thanks in advance.



Kowalski
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3/05/2006
08:36:39

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Can you identify about where its coming from ? Motor or drivetrain ?

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DakMan515
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3/05/2006
20:36:32

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Can't really tell, but it sounds like it's coming from the motor.



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3/05/2006
23:22:04

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I had a similar sound and believe it was the cat. conv. rattling.



Jon
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3/06/2006
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Sounds like it's pinging to me.



Kowalski
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3/06/2006
17:27:36

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I'd expect pinging to get worse as it was floored; unless its dropping a gear then...

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OBIO3
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3/06/2006
20:22:28

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Timing chain

So many problems .... So little time



DakMan515
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3/06/2006
20:40:28

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Cat or timing chain. Hmm... I could always remove the cat. =D



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3/10/2006
08:41:50

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have your u joint checked. had the same noise, and it was only the u joint. 100 bucks installed.



doogies dak
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9/26/2006
20:01:50

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DaKMan515, Mine is making the same noise for the past 6months. 2000 QC 5.9 auto 4X4 137K. At first I looked for loose or cracked heat shields, then adjusted the tranny bands (and serviced), then replaced the harmonic balance (shifted rubber), then replaced the tensioner and idler pulleys. I don't know what to think....it shifts fine, but sounds like someones rattling a can of pebbles under my truch at 3,000-3,200 RPM.



little jer
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9/27/2006
01:50:18

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Had a noise coming from the front end of my chevy 2500 one time - kind of sounded like a washer ringing- looked could find nothing loose- turns out later it was some front end piece coming loose and the threads got ruined so it had to be replaced. It only rand at certain rpms - probably due to harmonics and vibration at that rpm level. But at least it didn't have bad ball joints lol




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9/27/2006
09:24:51

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It sounds like the lava rock inside the catalytic converter has broken up. With the engine cold, crawl under the truck, and shake/ hit the cat. converter with the side of your fist. If it rattles, get a new cat.



Jacob Pisko
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8/10/2017
20:49:00

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Did you ever figure out what the noise was because I'm
dealing with the same issue



Jacob Pisko
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8/10/2017
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Did you ever figure out what the noise was because I'm
dealing with the same issue



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