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Tin Can Rattle - 97 Safari 2WD

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Hello Gang!

I just bought my van over the weekend, so I haven't had a chance to investigate this noise myself yet. It sounds like a marble inside a sealed tin can being shaken back and forth rapidly. It's coming from somewhere in the rear, it's completely random and only does it in the first 15 minutes from a cold start. The PO told me it has done this from the time they bought it new and no one has ever been able to figure it out...Probably because it is so random, no tech wants to waste his time with it. The van doesn't have to be rolling, I heard it last night sitting still.

TIA and Merry Christmas!
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^+1 I would check out heat sheilds and anything else under the Van that could possibly rattle and make noise.
If you catch it in action you should get us a video of the noise. :mrgreen:
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