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I kept hearing a rattle type noise from the passenger side by the drive belt. Turned out it was the plastic shield around the belt.



There's only two bolts that hold the thing to the frame. I fixed the rattle with a strip of foam over the edge that touches the frame.....and two fender washers that apply pressure over a wider area of the plastic.



And while I had the thing off, I lined the inside surface (that faces the belt) with "roofers tape". This is a heavy material much like Dynamat (only cheaper). This serves to dampen the noises from the belt, and even from the cam chain. It seems to be working.....somewhat less noise from an excessively noisy engine. Try it yourself. [cool]

 

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Hey Bluefront... I'll have to check under my hood to see if that's the case with my 2005 ST. I was driving to work this morning when I heard what sounded like someone sticking a plastic knife into a ceiling fan set on 'high'. The weird part was that it "clicked" faster when I started accelerating in 1st and 2nd gears - not so much in 3rd or higher. I'll use your tip if it turns out to be the same thing. Thanks!
 

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^ i hear that "ticking" too once and a while, very wierd
 
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