Have been looking for the source for a long time. It sounds and feels like it is coming from where driver's right foot rests on gas pedal. I have ruled out exhaust and pretty much anything I can put my hands on underneath or order the hood. It seems to be worse at some times even on the same type bumps. Any help appreciated because it drives me absolutely crazy!!!
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Bushing on the bottom of the steering column. Actually called lower steering column bearing. Its the part of the column that is out under the hood, just under the brake booster. I chased that rattle for a few months till I found that little bastard!
I have tried shaking the steering column everything else by hand and cannot duplicate the noise. Was yours lose to the point of being able to hear it by doing that? Appreciate the input!
I had an annoying rattle. Then my windshield wipers suddenly stopped working. So I dropped the windshield today and found a lighter jammed in the wiper arms. Rattle finally went away. There was a bunch of other junk in there too from the previous owner.
Finally found the DAMN rattle. It was the hood hinges rattling because the hood cowl weather seal was worn out. I replaced that along with the hood bumpers and for the first time in six years, no rattle. Words cannot describe how annoying that rattle was.