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Old 08-04-2005
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Penny in a tin can???

Does anyone get a noise coming from their truck while they are driving that sounds just like...well the title....a penny in a tin can. Its not the timing chain noise either i know that one and its around 2500 RPM this is just when im say driving a steady 50mph i can hear it. It is never consitant...you never know if it will make the noise or not, but usually it does.

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have any pennys lyin around?
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not a one...
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i have lots of them..would u like sum gil? haha
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I haven't heard this noise on a Ranger but there was a post over on the CrownVic forums and the guy even made a sound clip of it. It ended up being his catalytic converter. I'll try and see if I still have the clip saved and post it...see if it sounds the same.
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i have lots of them..would u like sum gil? haha


yes yes I would! about 4,000 of them would do!!!
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um....i dont have that much...i have maybe 100...lol..BTW..what ever happened with the intake u were suppose to send me?
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My jeep makes sounds like that under heavy acceleration...some guy told me it was the valve covers rattleing
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um....i dont have that much...i have maybe 100...lol..BTW..what ever happened with the intake u were suppose to send me?

are you "phreon"??? I just need to send it. im sorry im a procrastinator.
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ya im that guy..lol..its cool..whenever u get to sending it..my place is dried up..so i cant ford deep water :(.. blah
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get a snorkel....:)
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cant find one..might have to get one custom made..been looking for one for a while now...hmm idea's
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yeah you wont find one. but if youre willing to cut into you fender, modding another type shouldnt be to hard at all.
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ya..thats what i was told.. theres a local ARB off road shop here..said i would have to have custom made..i wouldnt mind it tho.
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That noise sounds like what Rangeredge02 suggested.....The catalytic converter....My brother had that problem on a Mazda MX6 Turbo.....It turned out to be the shield on the catalytic converter.
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I agree, it's prob. the heat shield on the cat(s). Check them out when the truck is cooled down. I had the same problem on my 90 Ranger, after rewelding them a couple times I just said screw it and pryed them off.
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i have lots of them..would u like sum gil? haha
Been playing too much Final Fantasy? I think i have the timing chain thing... when im at a light then hit the gas i hear a rattle from the engine.
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Its the cats. Either re-weld them, tack weld onto the cats(preferred), or rip them off.
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And it's SUPER bad when I go WOT.
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