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Well, I am somewhat at a loss here. I had the engine and clutch replaced about 8000 miles ago and ever since, there has been a metallic "rattle" sound coming from the rear of the car when I disengage the clutch. The rattle is intermittent, but kind of annoying, as well as being a point of concern for me. Any chance they screwed something up when they reassembled everything? I've checked my trunk and back seat for anything metallic that could be rattling (i.e. tire changing kit) but can't find anything. Anyone have this happen to them or have any ideas? Thanks!
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is the sound coming from like the back right if your sitting in the drivers seat? judging by your post i don't think thats what your talking about, but i have a rattle there and have been to lazy to search, maybe ill do that now haha.
If this sound occurs when the clutch is disengaged (pedal is pressed in) it could be a defective release bearing, lack of lubrication on the spline, of lack of lubrication where the release fork attaches to the pivot ball stud.
Does the sound seem to occur inside the transmission?
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Well, I took my car in for an oil change and had them look at the exhaust while it was in there. According to the service manager, they did a visual inspection and don't see a problem. Her thought was that there is a rock or something inside the exhaust, causing the rattle. They recently replaced the cat, might that have something to do with it?