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my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? #101176 Feb 10, 5:27pm Feb 10, 5:27pm
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my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong?
ever since i got my Intake put it it rattles when i start it up or when i shift, is something wrong with the Intake or is it something else? if so what is it?

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wr [Re: vietnamese2004] #101177 Feb 11, 1:21am Feb 11, 1:21am
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Sometimes an Intake may or may not come with like, a small strip of metal that you can use to attach to the Intake and then screw the other side to the engine bay. Check all of you connections. Also Pop your Hood and hit the throttle a little bit to see exactly what's happening.


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Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101178 Feb 11, 1:24am Feb 11, 1:24am
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Try tightening your clamps, maybe one of the clamps is loose so when you accelerate it vibrates it causing a rattling sound...

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101179 Feb 11, 5:23am Feb 11, 5:23am
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Yup..pop the Hood and throttle it up and see where its vibrating and tighten it!! It should have came the metal strip he was talking about to tighten down in the engine bay. It may not be that rattleing at all...just look around and let us know..take pics if poss. thumbsup


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Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101180 Feb 11, 12:02pm Feb 11, 12:02pm
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when you start up or shift gears.
start the car,pull up the hand break,have someone put the car in first and reverse and release the clutch like they are about to turn off,this should put more movement on the engine/tranny through the mounts.incase just starting and revving doesnt produce enough movement to cause the noise.sounds like its hitting something in the engine compartment,but with excessive movement as with when you start up(the motor jerks back and fourth on the mounts and when you shift(same thing happens).


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Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101181 Feb 12, 11:20pm Feb 12, 11:20pm
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kk thanx thanx guys ill give it a try with the Hood open i'll get back if i can't figure it out, and try get some pics

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101182 Feb 13, 5:47pm Feb 13, 5:47pm
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maybe the dampner is not tied on tight enough, its a cylinder bout inch and a half made of rubber and is black, that mught be the trouble all you have to do is tighten that. if thats not the problem do you have a heat shield??? the heat shield onme cracked so it rattles a bit, but then again i have bout 224000 miles on that thing and yes that much and yes the 2000 celica and yes i bought it new

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101183 Feb 13, 11:34pm Feb 13, 11:34pm
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how many metal strips should there b? because i only can see one... spineyes

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101184 Feb 14, 8:22pm Feb 14, 8:22pm
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Did you cut enough plastic away from around the pipe when going through the sidewall

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101185 Feb 14, 8:50pm Feb 14, 8:50pm

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just make sure to tighten all your connections...mine was rattling a little and i just tighten everything

Re: my CAI rattles when i turn it on or shift gears... What's wrong? [Re: vietnamese2004] #101186 Feb 15, 1:53am Feb 15, 1:53am
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thanx guys i got it it's all good now, the metal strip wasn't tight and it hit against other stuff...

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