Do you experience a metallic noise on your Ford F 350  when ever you drive? We can understand that this is not enjoyable and that you have questions. Experiencing such a noise is not always a good signal, but it may also be nothing serious. To support you fix this issue, we have decided to compose this content page to assist you in this research. In order to conduct this research as efficiently as possible, we will first look into the possible origins of metallic noise in the front of your car, and then, if the metallic noise comes from the rear of your car.metal-noise-ford-f-350 

Metal noise Ford F 350  coming from the front end of the car

I experience a metal rattling noise coming from wheels

  • Metallic noise coming from your bearing
  • One of the possible triggers of metal noise manifestations on your Ford F 350 , may be that one of your bearing is tired, it will frequently produce a loud noise that increase when stressed (turns faster and faster). So keep in mind to check by taking speed (neutral gear and window open to give consideration only to noise of the wheels) that the noise is well based here, if this is the case swap it or them promptly. If, on the other hand, this noise only manifests itself with an engaged speed, examine this article on loud noise on Ford F 350 , you will most likely find a remedy to your issue.

  • Metalic noise coming from brake
  • If you experience a metalic noise on Ford F 350  and you have the feeling that it comes from your front wheels, it is highly possible that it is your pads or discs that are the reason. In fact, a disc or a set of dead plates will create a strong metallic rubbing noise that you will inevitably feel. To check this, put your car on safety stand, and check the condition of your discs and pads by removing the wheel. If they are involved, swap them as soon as possible , otherwise you will no longer be able to brake. If you encounter a metallic noise from your car, and you want explications about it, read this guide for more details about brake noises on xxx.

  • Stabilizer bar worn
  • If it is rather when you are turning, passing over a bump or sidewalk that you experience a metallic noise on your Ford F 350 , then your rods may be worn. Whether it is the steering or the stabilizer bar, their wear will cause a metallic snap when they hit or change direction. To check this, position yourself under your car, without the wheels, and move your rods, if they only oppose very little force it is likely that they will have to be swapped. If this is your case, we advise that you have a look at this content page for a complete guide about steering noises on Ford F 350 .

Other sources


  • Engine silentblock
  • A bit like worn stabilizer bar, if your engine silent blocks are weakened, you will feel as you pass over damaged roads or sidewalks, loud metallic noises on your Ford F 350 . Once screwed up, they will no longer accomplish their task as shock absorbers and, with each impact, or violent acceleration, a noise will occur. Therefore, take into account to check their status and swap them if necessary. Feel free to consult this content page which is a complete file about strut mounts noises on Ford F 350 , how to check their condition and replace them.

  • Dead gearbox, or broken pinion
  • Finally, the last typical reason of metallic noise on Ford F 350 . It’s because your transmission system is the source. It is possible, either because of improper use of the gearbox or because of excessive wear, that some gears in your gearbox have broken and are wandering around in it. They will then develop a continuous metal rattling sound. That you shouldn’t feel in neutral. If this is your case, we advise that you look at this detailed guide on the origins of steering noises on Ford F 350 .

Metallic noise Ford F 350  coming from the rear end of the vehicle

Exhaust pipe

If, on the other hand, you are subject to an exhaust noise that is more of a metallic type, it is possible that one or more parts of your exhaust may be damaged. In fact, it is possible that either the catalyst or the silencer may be the reason of this sound. To be certain, go under the car, cold, and knock each of the previously stated components with a hammer to establish the source of the noise. You should perceive things moving in the problematic part, if it’s the exhaust baffles, you can try to hammer in the section a little to try to block them and limit their movements. If it is a dead catalyst, it will be necessary to consider swapping it, as well as the silencer. In cases like this, to stop the metallic noise on your Ford F 350 , you will either have to find a second hand one and do it yourself, or go to your mechanic.

Noise from wheels

  • Bearings
  • As for the bearings of your car, it is possible that with wear they are at the origin of your metallic noises on your Ford F 350 . Go a little further up in the article content where you will find information of the solution already exposed for the front part of the car.

  • Brake pads or discs
  • Finally, if the noise comes from your discs brakes or pads, you should refer to the part in question in the first section of this manual.