Hi I have a 97 crown Victoria and its making an rattling noise on the passenger side what could it be?

Its a rattle on the passenger side and I can't seem to figure out the problem.

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. It really depends on what driving conditions are causing the rattle that would determine the source. If you hear the rattle sound when you press the accelerator, it’s likely due to a damaged engine mount, or loose bracket. If the sound comes when you steer or brake, it’s likely that it’s coming from a bushing or even a suspension component that might be loose. It would be a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is making a noise inspection.

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This likely means that your crowns have become loose. Get to a dentist right away and have it checked out.

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Hi I have a 97 crown Victoria and its making an rattling noise on the passenger side what could it be?
ANSWER : Hi there. It really depends on what driving conditions are causing the rattle that would determine the source. If you hear the rattle sound when you press the accelerator, it’s likely due to a damaged engine mount, or loose bracket. If the sound comes when you steer or brake, it’s likely that it’s coming from a bushing or even a suspension component that might be loose. It would be a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is making a noise inspection.

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ANSWER : Hi there. These door issues are common on this vehicle. Most of the time the main issue is the master door lock switch on the driver door. It sounds like you already replaced that. As for the sliding door problem, most of the time, this is a failure within the door module or it can be a connection issue.

I typically take the door apart and check the connections on the module and inside of the door just to make sure that there is nothing apparent in there. If the connections and the wiring are fine, then I use a scan tool to check the module to see what the inputs and outputs are doing. If you need to have this looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your door problem and recommend a repair.

I can’t roll the rear passenger window up from either the drivers side or the passenger side. Could it be the regulator rather than the switches?
ANSWER : Hi there. If you are hearing a clicking sound as the window is trying to roll up or down, then either the regulator motor is burned and needs replaced or the track that the window rides on is broken. If you need further assistance with your passenger window motor not working, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

When driving the back of the car and the right passenger side is shaking
ANSWER : The area where you hear the noise is the upper strut mount for the rear strut. You may have a worn out or loose bushing. I recommend having the rear suspension checked and the noise located to make sure there is not something loose or to find out if there is something that is rattling in the speaker mount or trunk. If you would like to have this taken care of, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose your car’s rattling noise and help you proceed with any repairs that are needed.

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The other component to look at is the struts upper bearing and rubber bushing. These get dry of lubricant and should be lubed with a teflon grease when installed so the rubber will not get damaged.

Have someone feel the top of the strut mount under the hood while the steering is turned back and forth to see if the knocking or popping is in the strut. The rack and pinion bushings should be inspected from under the vehicle.

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