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2002 Subaru Forester rattle under the car

funny rattle coming from exhaust or under the car somwhere around 3000 rpm

Likely a loose heat shield. Easy to find on a hoist and cheap to repair at any muffler shop.


I concur. All my Subarus except the one I have now developed the signature heat shield rattle. One dealer used to put drywall screws between the shield and its shielded part. To sort of keep the parts from rattling. I stopped going there.

Why? They actually solved your issue :slight_smile:

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Haha. Good point. Yes, but I had to go back when the screws would fall out. Which would have been fine, but I worried they would end up in a rear tire.

Why didn’t you just go to a muffler shop first ?

They were still under warranty.