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2000 Volvo S40 Question: Clanging rattling right front sounds like around firewall

 

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lbbarefoot, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Dothan, AL, February 15, 2011, 08:10
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A metal clanging rattling noise toward the right front around firewall when hitting any bumps or sometimes when applying slight pressure to the brakes. By applying solid pressure to the brakes the noise will stop. Letting off brake pressure abruptly will sometimes cause the clank immediately when pressure is released. Then it resumes just intermittently and constant when on rough roads. It seems to be brake related but I'm not sure. Applying solid pressure to the brakes is the only way to make it stop.

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, February 15, 2011, 10:43
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    a good visual inspection by a qualified technician is
    the next step. best to find a good Volvo shop if you can.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 15, 2011, 21:29
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    This sounds like the front engine mount is collapsed, which is very common on this vehicle. An experienced Volvo tech will know just what to look for.
    Here are some near you: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=36302&car_bran...
    Good Luck!

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    lbbarefoot, February 16, 2011, 05:13
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    I will definitely check the motor mount I already thought there was a problem with it because the engine vibrates really bad while in idle. I appreciate your response.

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