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I have a 2007 Rav 4 and it just started making a terrible

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Hi. I have a 2007 Rav 4 and it just started making a terrible metallic rattling noise when idling only. I thought it had to do with the AC at first, but now it does it when the AC is not on. When I accelerate again, the rattling stops.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: Toward the front of the car, mainly on driver's side. About four days.
JA: What is the model of your '07 Toyota?
Customer: Rav 4, not sport
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I don't know much about cars; I usually take it to a mechanic I've gone to for quite awhile. Money's tight right now I wanted to see if it's something that can wait.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: After a torrential rain, water leaks out onto feet sometimes when braking.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

hello, can you attach a video with sound so I can hear the noise, can be later, tomorrow morning is ok.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
okay, Thanks. I can sure so that in the morning.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

That would be great.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry for the delay. I have video from this morning. it decided not to make noise yesterday. thank you.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Ok just attach it here in a reply, or upload to utube and give me the lnk