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The infamous rattle

2001 Ford Ranger edge
3.0 v-6
Std. 5spd tranny
2-wd
all stock

Hey all, first post here and i'm trying to figure out what it is that is making this horrible rattle. here are the symptoms:

Rattles at an idle fairly consistently.
Rattles when the ac condenser clutch engages.
Rattles when i take off from a stop.
Rattles when I depress the clutch.


What could this be, I have crawled under the truck to listen and it sounds like it may be coming from the tranny. I originally thought it might be a throwout bearing but now it rattles when i depress the clutch. Dad says to turn the radio up and drive it till she blows then fix it. I'm sick of the rattle though.

Any suggestions?
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Catylitic converter heat shield? That is a classic ford rattle but it is more common in older 80's and 90's vehicles.
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ripped my heat shield right off,rattle went away
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Rattle like a loose bolt rattle......or tiney.......loud, quiet??

Hard to say without being there I guess.
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mine did that for a while but it has gone away... i think it may have been spark knock but im not sure
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my motor kinda pings/rattles when im accelerating at around 3500 4000 rpm's
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motor mount maybe? my truck rattled and shook it was the dam motor mount
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I would check any heat shields or skid plates and make sure there on tight.
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