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Old 09-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Rattle found!

When wifey had the SSEi, she had mentioned of a rattle that started about 6 months ago or so. Wasn't a knock, more like a cable rattling under the left rear of the car. I crawled under a couple of times wiggling, tapping, and shaking anything possible. No luck. Then yesterday I decided to check the rear suspension crossmember mounting bolts. Checked the passenger side first, got about 1/4 to half turn. Hmmm. So I checked the driver side, the side with the noise. Wouldn't ya know, about 2 turns. I'm thinking the out of balance tires must have caused things to loosen up a bit. No more rattle, and the car seems to handle better. Now, to scrounge up the $$ for front lower control arms. I have a feeling I'm going to get the car back up to where it should be and she'* going to want it back. Also changed the trans fluid and filter today. Good excuse to go for a drive after.
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Thats good. I HATE rattles, I cant sleep untill I find them.
After I got my stereo installed I had a new rattle (which made me very angry) but it was only the speaker thank god.
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I'm glad you got that fixed! One time, my rear O2 sensor heat shield started rattling, and I didn't find the cause of the rattle for a while. When a friend of mine was crawling around under the car one day, he found one small wiggle and took off the shield. I don't have a rear O2 sensor anyway, so it all works out. No more rattle!
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