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Old 06-27-2007, 09:28 PM
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87 300TD engine rattles at low rpm

The car seems to run fine, but driving at low rpm seems to cause an irregular rattling noise from the engine. Any ideas?

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Old 06-27-2007, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

The problem with noises is that they are very difficult to diagnose from simple words on the internet.

If you can post a sound clip from the engine, it would provide much greater insight as to the problem.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:37 AM
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Mine used to rattle at idle and slightly above. In my case it was the belt tensioner shock and spring. Might be worth a look.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:00 PM
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Brian makes a good point. too many things can rattle under the hood of one of these old cars, but i also agree with cal that a good place to look is the tensioner "shock" or dampner.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:15 PM
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Yup, we're just guessing based on very little info, but I would also make sure it's not coming from the vacuum pump.
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:37 PM
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my 300sd 83 makes far more racket at idle then being driven
loose aircleaner is also a common fault

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