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I got 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE There is loud rattling noise…

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I got 1999 Nissan...

I got 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE There is loud rattling noise from the back

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

I changes the rear shocks and strut mounts but its still there I rattles like something is loose

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sentra yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i am fixing myself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I checked everything underneath and everything looks OK

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. is the noise only when going over rough bumpy roads?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Mostly on plain roads too
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

ok, have you checked the heat shield over the muffler?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Yup I did
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The rattling seems like coming from top where the shocks are mounted and I replace rear shocks and mounts but it's still there
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am mechanic too but this one is simple car but can't find the noise
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

tail pipe hitting the bumper cover?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No that's not it it's clear
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It has got more than 1.5 inch clearance
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Muffler and pipes are all clear
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

ok, let me think about this

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Where are you located
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

pittsburgh

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

well theres no end links back there as the usual suspects.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Do you have shop or work with dealership If you want I can bring ca to you
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I know that
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am in Albany
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

I have my own shop

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

does it seem like it on one side or the other?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Giv me address and I can send some guy or come myself
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

from albany new york?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Looks like on one side
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Oh sorry I thought you are in Pittsburg CA it's only*****from here that's why I said that
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

lol...thats one heck of a drive

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

which side is the noise?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Looks like left rear
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

what side is the fuel door on?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I check the fuel door and the hose which connects to fuel tank and they are intact
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I can not understand
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

the filler pipe and vent pipe arent loose at all?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No they are all tight and rock solid
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It's very simple car so I am Preety pissed off at myself
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

you're right is is a simple car. maybe thats the problem. something stuck in the wheel?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No I checked everything and it's all good looks like rattling is coming from top may be something under the rear where speakers are mounted
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I will take that part off and check that for now it's dead end for me
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

maybe the trunk linkage?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I check that too it's in good shape I have to sell it so have to fix first in order to sell it I am already too much money in this piece
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

I can open this up to the other techs to see if they have an idea.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok just let me know
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

good luck brother.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I need it
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