Rattling Noise While Accelerating

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Asked by Jan 27, 2017 at 06:53 PM about the 2004 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I hear a slight metallic rattling noise coming from the front of my car when I accelerate. The sound disappears after reaching 35/40 mph. I don't hear the noise if I take my feet off the gas pedal. A local auto shop told me that it was due to a broken heat shield, but repairing that did not stop the noise. What can be the cause of this problem?

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Is the engine pinging? Try a higher octane gas.

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LOL

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Here is a way to help in diagnosing this sort of thing put the car up in the air on a lift or jack stands and having someone "drive" the car with someone listening underneath. You can simulate a load (acceleration) by applying the parking brake for a short time. You should be able to locate the sound that way.

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Is the check engine light on? If so it could be a problem with the knock sensor. The knock sensor is supposed to retard ignition timing if it hears the engine pinging or knocking. HTH. -Jim

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Thanks everyone for your kind suggestions. The engine is not pinging and the check engine light is not on. Can it be due to problem in the cam shaft belt?

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