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Strange Tailpipe Vibration Noise?

I have this strange rattling noise coming from my drivers side exhaust pipe. It only happens at certain low-rpms and only on the drivers side. I recently dropped the driveshaft and shattered my yoke, the damage has been repaired but I am worried that the drive shaft hit something up there. The shop that took a look at it didn't mention anything but who knows. Anyone got any ideas what this could be?
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Loose nut behind the wheel?
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Well it sounds like its coming from the gas tank to be honest, the middle of the trunk. I'll check the wheel as well.
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Rap on the tailpipe with your fist and see if it makes the same noise.








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It IS the tailpipe, when I hold it steady it doesnt rattle. Seems stable but definitely not as secure as the other tail pipe (the driver side moves a bit more when I shake it than the passenger).
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You'll have to get underneath the car, loosen a hanger or two, move the pipe around to a place it doesn't contact anything, then tighten it all back up.
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Rap on the tailpipe with your fist and see if it makes the same noise.








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Loose Nuts

Oh no 68greengoat. "Loose nut behind the wheel?" Reply's: ". . . I'll check the wheel as well." Bwaaaaa ha ha ha! Classic! He probably knows Richard Hertz & Iva Biganus.
You check behind that wheel real good now ya' hear?!
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To be dead honest, I was just trying to be nice, I had no idea what he was talking about and figured it was beyond my knowledge, but I guess it was actually before or under my knowledge in this case.
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This was a joke, you're the loose nut behind the (steering) wheel.
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