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light rattling noise coming from rear
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    Default light rattling noise coming from rear

    Hi guys, im new here, as well as a new owner of a WRX, ive noticed recently that when im about in 2nd gear going into 3rd, i can hear a small rattling noise coming from the rear, its sounds like its metal to metal....it goes away then comes back when im in high RPM....what could it be?

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    Most likely a loose heat shield. Easy way to check is to bang the tailpipe upwards with an open hand or a rubber mallet. If that doesn't do it, crawl under and slap the exhaust at various points until you locate the source of the noise.

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