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Sorry to sound stupid but I am tired of going to repair shops and ending up with a huge bill. I have a 2000 Chevy S10 PickUp. It has been making a rattling noise like you sometimes get when you get a bad tank of gas. It does not rattle all the time -it seems to be sporatic. Can you give me some hints before I take it to a garage. Thanks Ellen-Houston

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Ellen, First of all, don't apologize for asking questions...it's how we learn and why Ask Patty is here! That being said, by a rattle do you mean a knocking noise in the engine? Some simple solutions could be to run a higher grade gasoline in the vehicle. You can also get knocking if the vehicle is running lean (not enough gas). You could also run an engine cleaner through your engine and see how it runs after that. This is something that has to be done at a shop. Don't be fooled by those additives you can buy at the store and add to your gas tank. For the most part, they're no good. Hope this helps. Lori

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