Starting somewhere in the course of a 400 mile drive yesterday, my car developed a new sound. It sounds like something is either vibrating against something else or some little chunk of plastic is bouncing around in the engine somewhere. At first I thought it was a piece of the bumper or trim dragging on the road, but it’s not. You hear it when the car starts, when the car gets gas, and even when the engine is idling. It’s not a constant sound, but it’s there more often then it is not. It’s there at high and low speeds. It’s there whether the engine is warm or dead cold. To my untrained eye, there’s nothing out of order when I look under the hood. It doesn’t seem to impact performance (yet!).
Since a video is probably worth several thousand of my non-expert words, I’m attaching a link to a video of me taking a drive around the block this morning: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5os26x3ki01rt70/2014-11-17%2008.52.33.mov?dl=0
I’m a first-time poster, but a long time Car Talk fan and have been told by many people to check out this forum. Grateful for any time you take to help me troubleshoot.