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2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 4dr Sedan

2004 Buick LeSabre
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Dr Sedan Custom, Large Car
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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April 9, 2013, 8:00 am


Question: My car has a pretty serious rattle... what is wrong!?

The rattle goes away while I'm accelerating or going above about 15 mph, but it is AWFUL when I'm stopped or idling. It is worse when I'm turning.
Also, there is a weird click when I press the gas and again when I release it.
I just had my oil changed 3 weeks ago, and my tires rotated. I do have a small coolant leak, but I keep an eye on it, and it isn't an issue. My oil is clean and full, not milky or foamy.

Does anyone know what's wrong!?

April 13, 2013, 10:01 am

Ron W
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It’s really hard to diagnose this type of problem long distance. You'll need to have a mechanic listen to it to actually isolate what the noise is.

If it is coming from the engine itself, it could be noisy lifters or possibly the timing chain.

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