1998 Volkswagen Jetta Q&A
1998 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Rattling noise coming from underneath the car.
As soon as I put the car in drive and especially when I accelerate, I hear a rattling noise coming from the middle of the car. The noise cannot be heard from outside of the car, only inside. I have been trying to find online a diagram of the underside of my car but so far, no luck. I think my muffler may be loose and is banging into the bottom of the car but I'm not sure. Any ideas? - wishupon7stars
Typically this is the Catalytic Converter, especially on VW. It usually sounds a lot like rocks in a can. Ring a bell? here are some shops http://repairpal.com/directory?address=19031&car_brand_names=Volkswagen - dandd
could be those heat sheilds, one covering the exhaust mainifold, or could be some underneath the car. - Visitor
I ended up having to replace my entire exhaust system. My muffler was "tin-canning" and the rest was so rusted out that it had to be replaced. Thanks for helping! - Visitor