Rattling Civic 1.6 LS 2003 (Si) Any similar experiences?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by EricH, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. EricH

    EricH Guest

    I've got a Civic 1.6 LS 2003 (Si), just more than six months old. Recently
    it has started rattling "in tune" with the engine.

    The rattling sound is mid frequency, like something would be loose in/near
    the engine? The amplitude and frequency seems to vary with the RPM and it
    seems to come from the mid/right part of the engine bay (low?). It does not
    sound like a bearing (I'd hear it), it's more like an loose axel rotating
    with the same rpm as the engine???

    The rattling appears especially while accelerating in the first, second and
    third gears with part throttle. It's not so bad with full throttle (?) and
    almost inaudible if one is not accelerating the car. Also the rattling sound
    can not be heard if the car is idling.

    I'm posting because I can well guess what the dealer service will say:
    "...oh, it's just normal..." or "...we could not hear anything..."

    So...Has anyone had similar problems with '03 Civics?

    Thanks for any input! - Eric
    EricH, Dec 16, 2003
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