What's this rattling noise near my starter/flywheel?

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Old 07-09-15, 05:57 PM
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What's this rattling noise near my starter/flywheel?

I have a 91 gmc s15 4.3 liter jimmy and the rattling is getting worse.
I have the fly wheel cover and skid plate removed. I first thought maybe the starter wasnt engauging but I climbed under while running and thats not the issue.

I inspecting and shook some things but nothing rattled.
the noise sounds like its comming directly from the bell housing.

Can any one relate that can help me out?
 
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Old 07-09-15, 06:44 PM
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Without hearing the noise...... I'd say it's the torque convertor going bad.

Ford vans had a torque convertor that sounded like a can of marbles and it got louder before it failed.
 
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Old 07-09-15, 08:40 PM
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Hopefully it isn't an errant bolt from the torque converter being picked up by the flywheel.
 
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Old 07-09-15, 10:10 PM
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I hope its nothing serious. its still runs and drives, how do I find out for sure with out spending big bucks
 
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Old 07-09-15, 10:21 PM
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Take it by a general mechanic or a transmission place and just have them listen to it.
Most guys will do that free of charge.
 
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Old 07-09-15, 10:35 PM
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It doesnt have tags right now, I was in the process of getting it road worthy, Fixed some leaks and flushed the trans. New gaskets new trans filter new K&n air filter.
Was just waiting on tires and a windshield.
 
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Old 07-10-15, 07:09 AM
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Find a mobile mech off craigslist. Or tow to shop. You'll find nothing without taking it apart. It's somewhere inside or you would have seen parts falling out.
 
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Check for a cracked flywheel or loose torque converter to flywheel bolts.
 
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