Rattling by the front passenger side to the muffler area.

Just wanna know what can be wrong and how to fix

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
Hi there. Check the exhaust system for any heat shields that are loose. If the heat shields are loose, you can try to tighten them up. Some heat shields are welded in place. If there is no loose heat shields, then look in the area for anything that could be loose contributing to the noise and tighten it up. If you need further assistance with a rattling noise by the muffler, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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As we mentioned before, another common sign of a failing heat shield is rattling noises. If the heat shield becomes loose due to poor hardware or rust damage, it will cause the heat shield to vibrate and produce a rattling sound.
A rattling noise in that area can be a number of things including bad struts, timing chain issue, or bent suspension components. You should have the front suspension sway bar bushings or link arms inspected for loose or worn components and repaired as needed.
The hose clamp solution is pretty easy once you`ve identified the part that`s rattling. Simply open your steel hose clamp and wrap it completely around the heat shields surrounding your loose component, sandwiching it inside. Tighten the clamp until the component is locked in place.
There are three common reasons that you will encounter your muffler rattling: a bad bracket, connector, or rubber hanger.
Rattling noises from the engine bay

Another, more audible, symptom of a bad or failing heat shield is rattling noises from the engine bay. If the heat shield becomes loose, damaged or broken, perhaps due to loose hardware or damage from rust, it will cause the heat shield to vibrate and produce a rattling sound.

Loose parts usually mean something is wrong, and could affect the reliability and safety of your vehicle. While some see a rattling heat shield as a mere annoyance, others may find it embarrassing. In some cases, a loose car exhaust heat shield could be a major problem.
A clunking, rattling, or squeaking noise from your front end while driving can be annoying and unnerving. Oftentimes, this noisy symptom means there is a problem with your vehicle`s suspension system. These sounds typically occur when driving over uneven surfaces, bumps, or potholes.
Your car`s heat shield can be exposed to debris and moisture. And, rust can form as particles accumulate on the shield. Over time, rust can damage the shield and cause it to break. In this instance, your car can emit a rattling sound when accelerating at a low speed.
In the automotive sector, they are typically used to isolate the engine block to prevent heat damage to bodywork and internal components. They can also provide performance enhancements by reducing under-hood heat and intake air temperature (IAT), which is key for optimal engine performance.
The good news is that heat shields can frequently be inexpensively repaired or re-attached. In other cases, they should be replaced.
A Rattling Noise from the Engine When Accelerating

Noises coming from the engine when you are pushing on the gas could be caused by a loose or weak timing belt, chain tensioner, cracked flywheel, or a broken flexplate. These issues will only get worse over time, not better.

Rattling Sounds

A rattling sound coming from the furnace most likely means there`s a loose panel or door. Look to see if the panels and doors outside your furnace are firmly fixed, and tighten any loose screws to resolve the problem. If that doesn`t solve the problem, it could indicate a loose part.

Clogged burners: If the rattling is coming from the burner compartment, it could be due to clogged burners. This can cause the burners to vibrate and make a rattling noise. Dirty air filter: A dirty air filter can cause the furnace to work harder than it needs to, which can lead to vibrations and rattling.
Most heat shields will last the entire life of your vehicle without needing to be replaced. Still, they can still be susceptible to failure over time. Here are a few common symptoms of a broken heat shield.
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When it reaches zero, the Heat Shield will be destroyed, and players will begin taking ring damage as normal. It is important to note that the Heat Shield takes damage from the ring in the same way that players do.

If your car makes noise when turning right but not left, the issue is most likely caused by a problem with the steering system—like worn-out tie rods or a damaged rack and pinion—or issues with the suspension system, like damaged, loose, or worn-out struts and shocks. costs.
Rattling Noise – Once your catalytic converter becomes older or damaged from fuel mixtures, the honeycombs on the inside can begin to collapse and/or break apart which will cause a rattle to occur.
There are four sounds in particular that you should look out for: creaking, grunting, rattling, and knocking. See your auto collision center if you hear any of these noises, and keep reading for more on the four sounds of suspension problems.
What does a bad catalytic converter sound like? Often, a clogged catalytic converter sounds like a rattling noise is coming from under your vehicle and engine when you`re starting, idling or driving. Excess heat or damage in the converter can break apart the honeycomb materials, resulting in the rattling noise.
The heat shield is there to keep your 400-degree muffler from setting fire to the wheat field you`re parking in. It`s also there to keep it from setting fire to the contents of your trunk. It wraps around the muffler and, depending on the car, the muffler can be pretty close to the underside of the trunk.
Heat shields are designed to protect other car parts from the extreme heat of the exhaust—removing them completely could cause premature failure of other components or even fire.
TOM: On top, the heat shield prevents the heat of the exhaust from going upward, toward the floor of your car. And depending on which piece of the heat shield is missing, that could cause the bushings in your shifter to dry out, or the bottom of your sneakers to melt and become one with the carpet.
Heat shields are relatively inexpensive, and you can even get by with a cheaper material, like heat shield wrap. Generally, heat shields cost between $50 and $150 to replace, but that number could climb to upwards of $300 for high-performance parts.
Rule of thumb: If the manufacturer put it in, it`s needed. Not only can the catalytic converter`s heat warm up the interior of the car, it can cause a fire if you park on dry grass or leaves.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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What is driver side front versus passenger side front? Isn’t an axle replacement the whole axle connecting the two front wheels?
ANSWER : Hi there. Wheel location is determined by imagining you are sitting in the driver seat. Your, and most vehicles today, have 2 axles in the front; certain vehicle still have a solid rear axle housing, but retain 2 individual axles as well. It sounds like you may have bent the strut, lower control arm, ball joint, and/or hub when you hit the curb. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a suspension inspection.

Strong knocking from front driver’s side and passenger side when making turns left OR right.
ANSWER : The steering rack and pinion assembly is mounted in rubber bushings; they may be deteriorated and allowing the rack and pinion to contact the sub frame making the knocking noise.

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.

If either or both are bad then they will need to be replaced.

A mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your home or business to inspect the knocking noise at your home or business.

Rattle near front passenger side wheel
ANSWER : Hi there:

When it comes to front end suspension ’noises’, a few things instantly come to mind, ranging from wheel bearings that are slowly wearing out (which progressively get louder as you’ve described), to brake rotors that are warped, brake pads wearing out or problems with the CV joints. Since there are so many different components that could cause this type of sound, the best thing to do is have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is making a noise inspection; so they can pinpoint what’s going on with your Nissan Versa and recommend the right repairs.

How do I know I have two resonators? Can I have two mufflers in each side with one resonator? Which side is most important? Thank You.
ANSWER : You may have a single small resonator in the middle of the car that splits to the two mufflers. One on each side with single or dual tip outlets. The two mufflers are equal to each other to exit the exhaust flow. For more concrete advice, I’d recommend having an expert technician check out your specific muffler situation in person. A technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office inspect your exhaust system and assist with any repairs that are needed.

Driver side door lock button not working, and passenger side sliding door makes a buzzing noise
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.

Front right passenger side Shaking
ANSWER : If you have frame damage on the right side that did not get fixed or was hidden from you when you bought it, then your vehicle may not be repairable. I suggest having a body shop check the frame damage to see if there is damage that is unsafe. If you find that the frame has been straightened and is okay, get the work done and parts that are bad replaced.

Rattling from behind wheel well of front passenger that gets worse with speed as well as a thumping from front passenger tire
ANSWER : Thumping noise like that you are describing can be due to a tire defect, for example a flat spot on the tire. If you have that particular defect though, that usually means the strut is bad. Rattling noises at idle, when the car is not moving, originate in the engine, the transmission (torque converter runs even at idle), and/or the accessory drives. If the sound occurs when the car is stationary, if the sound is not really obvious (pinpointed) on the mechanic’s initial inspection, a quick diagnostic can be performed by simply taking all of the belt driven accessories out of the picture by disconnecting the drive belts and then very briefly running the engine. If the sound disappears, the faulty component is then isolated amongst the accessories and pulleys. If the sounds does not disappear, that means the noise originates within the engine and/or transmission. If the thumping sound occurs only once the car is moving, remote wireless microphones can be used to identify the wheel position that the noise originates from and at which there could be a tire issue. If you want these steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a vehicle noise diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.