a rattle in the begining of each gear?

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by pacman12, May 28, 2011.

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  1. pacman12

    pacman12 New Member

    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
  2. stephan

    stephan New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.
  3. Crispyt

    Crispyt New Member 100 Posts

    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.
  4. pacman12

    pacman12 New Member

    okay thanks ill look in to it
  5. Crispyt

    Crispyt New Member 100 Posts

    Let us know if you figure it out.

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