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    Default a rattle in the begining of each gear?

    i have a 97 chevy short bed 5 speed with manual trans and at the beginig of each gear the truck rattles could it be the exhaust or the carb or somethin else

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    I've seen this complaint on a thread here before & it ended up being the exhaust heat shields rattling from the vibration caused when the engine was at the low rpms at the beginning of each gear.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
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    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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    I have a truck with a 5spd manual and it did that when my engine was lugging or at a low RPM and it ended up being a lose exhaust pipe coming out of the cat. converter.
    1995 C1500 4.3L 2WD. JET TBI Spacer, JET stage 1 chip, 10mm Taylor custom wires, Pulstar Iridium Pulse Plugs.
    260k miles and still going strong...

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    okay thanks ill look in to it

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    Let us know if you figure it out.

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