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yesterday when I was at McDonalds and driving beside the building, when I pushed the gas pedal down, with the engine sound I heard something that sounds like the exhaust pipe rattling. could it be anything other than that? i read somewhere that a CAI would fix that but im not sure. will check the exhaust pipe and headers to see if anything is loose. maybe its the catalytic converter making noise that I have just never noticed before.
 

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I have a bumping sound coming from the rear that I thought was a loose spare tire.
After doing some research here I am hoping the problem is the rear sway bar bushings. I'm picking them up and installing them tomorrow.
I'll keep you posted.
 

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If its not the rear sway bar bushings check the rear shocks to see if they are leaking oil out of the top and if so that could be your problem.
 

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yesterday when I was at McDonalds and driving beside the building, when I pushed the gas pedal down, with the engine sound I heard something that sounds like the exhaust pipe rattling. could it be anything other than that? i read somewhere that a CAI would fix that but im not sure. will check the exhaust pipe and headers to see if anything is loose. maybe its the catalytic converter making noise that I have just never noticed before.
Catalytic heat shield is loose.?
 

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Could be that or maybe you lost an exhaust hanger (support). Try gently moving the exhaust by hand or foot; I could get my exhaust to make the metal clang by moving it.
 
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