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Engine is making a rattling noise when I start it, Only

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Engine is making a rattling noise when I start it
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: Only noticed it two days ago and haven't driven it since. Notices it when I turned the car on
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Ford Fiesta Zetec 2007
JA: Are you fixing your Fiesta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't tried anything yet, was looking for advice before calling a mechanicv
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: What happens next?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Nathan B replied 10 months ago.

HI there.

Welcome to

My name is ***** ***** I hope I can help you today with your problem but as you can appreciate I cannot see smell or touch your car so I will have to ask a few questions so my answer is better sourced for you as I strive for customer satisfaction with the service I provide on this site.

1. Does the rattle only happen while you are starting the car or does it continue after starting and if so for how long after?

2. Can you explain what the rattle sounds like at all? Is it like a metallic rattle or a knocking on body kind of rattle? This may sound funny, but is it like a chucka chucka chucka kind of noise.

I look forward to your reply.

Thank you in advance.