: Everytime I hit a bump, it makes a jingling noise

07-25-2003, 10:29 AM
Everytime I hit a bump, go over a railroad track, I hear this funny noise like a dingling noise. Kinda hard to describe but I dont' know what the hell the noise could be. Any ideas?

07-25-2003, 10:31 AM
Maybe it's the exhaust rattling like mine.http://mustardcat.brinkster.net/prelude/p3g/frameset.htm

07-25-2003, 10:41 AM
well it's not the exhaust, it's comin from the wheels. any help here?

07-25-2003, 10:56 AM
check your jack and spare and make sure they aren't loose.

07-25-2003, 11:06 AM
OK, i'll go into more detail. The noise is comin from the two front tires.

07-25-2003, 11:10 AM
ok, so the dust shields behind the rotors are rusted and making contact with the rotor or something when you hit bumps. jack the car up, take off the wheel, and rip off the dust shields.

07-25-2003, 11:12 AM
tried dustshields, not it. Comin from the actual wheel somewhere...bearings possibly???

07-25-2003, 11:55 AM
Man I had that same problem back when I got my car. We had it on the lift and beat on everything to try to make it rattle. Never could find it. It finally quit doing it, I dont know why, it just did. Know thats no help, just thought I would share that.

07-25-2003, 12:32 PM
have u ran over any of santa's reindeer lately?

07-25-2003, 12:49 PM
the guy who put on your tires left some spare change in the wheels.

07-25-2003, 12:52 PM
If you have hubcaps check for rocks inside them.

My car does exactly that, but it's the fubar'd AC conditioner's idle bearing (sans belt) that does it :P

07-25-2003, 01:09 PM
does it happen when you are going slow too? try taking em off and rolling them then you'll know for sure if it's rocks, change,

07-25-2003, 01:12 PM
Got rims...it's a jingle though, i'm not sure what it is. I think i'll just take off the wheel itself and see if i can figure it out.

Would wheel bearings make any noises or ball joints?

07-25-2003, 02:47 PM
yes, they could. you need to do some research. with a rubber mallet.

07-25-2003, 04:18 PM
have u ran over any of santa's reindeer lately?

I was gunna say something like that rofl

07-25-2003, 06:10 PM
Does sound like a metal link chain like tow chain "jinglin " arround when u hit bumps ? When I dropped my old car it did that >> I didn't ever found out exactly why but another person had the problem with his lowered car, got new struts and it was good after that ..

07-25-2003, 10:00 PM
Try and take a look at the upper control arm bushing. It might be the problem. I get a ratteling noise in the rear of the car and it took me a year to find out it was the upper control arm bushing, it was totally gone, and you cant see it until you shake the entire suspension. If not check all the bushings.

07-26-2003, 10:45 AM
Have you looked at your brake pads to see if they are loose? The clip that holds them so they don't rattle around may be broken.
I had a similar problem.. only in the rear. check and see if the pads are loose... because they are pretty loud when loose and driving on rough roads.