Question: What is the rattling noise in my engine?

Is engine rattling normal?

The most common engine rattling at idle isn’t an engine problem at all. What you’ll hear is a clattering, tinny metal noise when you idle. The catalytic converter is an emissions control component in your exhaust system. Its honeycomb-style core superheats unburned gases in the exhaust before it leaves the tailpipe.

Why is my car making a rattling noise when idling?

There are several causes for the engine to rattle while idling. With your car, the heat shield or an under engine shield is most likely. The other causes are the AC compressor clutch, idler pulley, or belt tensioner.

Can low oil cause engine rattle?

Reason, Low Engine Oil Level:

And, if the oil level gets too low, you can have a situation; where the oil pump sucks air into it; and the air gets pumped through the engine, along with whatever oil is remaining. As a result, this can cause; a engine rattling noise or ticking noise from within the engine.

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