'95 Civic making rattling sound

Discussion in 'Civic' started by DesignGuy, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. DesignGuy

    DesignGuy Guest

    I've got a 1995 Civic that makes a metallic rattling sound when the engine
    is running. The car can be in park or be driven, the noise is present (not
    always present, but seems to be more so lately). The noise seems to be
    coming from the engine area, but I can't locate it any more specifically
    than that. The pitch of the noise does not seem to change with engine speed.

    Recently I heard a similar noise on my dad's '97 Accord... so I'm wondering
    if this is common to Hondas.

    Any ideas?
    DesignGuy, Jul 17, 2005
  2. DesignGuy

    motsco_ _ Guest

    motsco_ _, Jul 17, 2005
  3. DesignGuy

    DesignGuy Guest

    That may be the cause, thanks for the link.
    DesignGuy, Jul 17, 2005
  4. DesignGuy

    Jason Guest

    Most likely the heat shield from under the car.. very common on Honda's. You
    can just go to your local garage and get it fixed by installing a wrap
    (metallic) cost 1 buck or so... If not, you can just take it out! That's
    what I did!

    Jason, Jul 19, 2005
  5. DesignGuy

    DesignGuy Guest

    Jason -- Thanks, where under the car should I look for the heat shield?
    DesignGuy, Jul 19, 2005
  6. DesignGuy

    TeGGeR® Guest

    All over the place. An OEM system has about a half-dozen shields on it.
    Most common to come loose is the upper cat shield, about in line with the
    shift lever.
    TeGGeR®, Jul 20, 2005
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.