I took my car to PepBoys (I know, first mistake) over the weekend for some issues with the car starting and a rattling noise that can be heard when accelerating. I made a voice recording of the noise when revving the engine in park (it also makes this noise when driving and changing gears… automatic trans if that matters). I picked the car up last night after $1500 in various repairs. It started perfectly and I didn’t hear the rattling. Today, it took almost ten times to start the car and the rattling had returned. Here are two audio clips (MP4 and WAV) from my Dropbox account. Can someone help shed some light on what this may be?
PepBoys said on the receipt that they had replaced the starter assembly / reman starter and “repair exhaust”. Any help would be appreciated!!!