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My car rattles when I accelerate

edited November -1 in Repair and Maintenance
Hi. I have a 2000 VW Jetta that I got used in 2004 from the dealership. It currently has around 95,000 miles on it and is a standard/manual transmission.

Months ago I noticed that if I had the window down, I could hear kind of a clunky rattling when I accelerated. Recently, over the past week, It seems to have gotten a little louder and I can hear it even when the windows are up. The sound goes away when I'm coasting and It seems to not be so pronounced when I'm on the interstate and in 5th gear, but I can still hear it when I need to accelerate again (in 5th gear).

Can anyone tell me what this could be and how much it could end up costing?

Thanks any help anyone can give me.


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