Strange engine noise, scared the crap out of me

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  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    So I finish unloading at a customer today and get on the highway. I accelerate and hear a little "thud", and when I let off I hear the thud again. I get a few miles up the road and pull into a rest stop. Pop the hood and look around, nothing. Get back on the highway and it's still doing it. I'm starting to freak out thinking about the thousands it's going to cost to find the thud and get it fixed.

    Finally I figure out the noise is coming from behind me. Pull over again, and a can of coke is laying on its side in my nearly empty fridge. When I accelerate, it rolled to one side of the drawer and hit the side, and when I let off, it rolled back and hit the other side of the drawer.

    I felt relieved and idiotic at the same time.
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    That's a good one!
     
  4. Cattleman84

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    I've had similar situations... The best was a can of soup in a cubby that took me nearly a week to "diagnose"... Lol
     
  5. Six9GS

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    Yeah, strange noises worry me too! Glad you found the culprit and it wasn't an actual truck problem. Thanks for sharing it with us. I got a chuckle from your escapade! We ALL need a good chuckle regularly!!
     
  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    At least KW didn’t have to diagnose it for you. :D ;)
     
  7. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Cut a 1/4 panel off to replace and found a coke can with a couple of nuts in it and a note that said you finally found your rattle.
     
  8. Happily Retired

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    Somebody a bit tense, although, I've had that happen. Turns out something silly, but seasoned drivers know, it could just as easily be a u-joint coming apart. I think it's great the driver got out and checked it out.:thumbup:
     
  9. Capacity

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    Ive heard about the same noise , stopped got out and looked and it was my spare set of keys in the door lock , duh!!
     
  10. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Want to have some fun, duct tape a harmonica on the bottom of the bumper.
     
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  11. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    a can rolling around in the fridge and you thought it was coming from the engine bay? Lol.
     
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