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What causes the sound like metal grinding or tin can dragging on the street when the car is accelerating and or decelerating?


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2005-07-10 11:26:07
2005-07-10 11:26:07

Check your converter they are known to can out seperate That happened to me in my 1998 Ford Explorer - turned out to be the differential. It started out as a loud thump, thump, thump, then just got louder until it sounded as though something under the vehicle was being dragged and grinded. It was incredibly loud! This all happened in a matter of about 15 minutes.

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could be a center support bearing or a bad engine mount. i would check those first.

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It sounds like you have some steering linkage loose, ie outer tie rod or other front end wheel component that is loose or bad


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