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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:05 pm 
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when i got my soundsystem going in my car the boot rattles whats the best and most reliable way of stopping this.
i know its to do witht he cross bracing comiing un stuck
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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:45 pm 
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i had the same problem. All i did was silastic between the ribs and the boot skin. This has got rid of the boot rattle completely :). now to find the next rattle, which is the first of the ones you won't hear till you fix the bootlid rattle. :?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Yeah i recently got around to fixing mine up put 2 full tubes of the cheap gap sealer in there. and put 3 strips of double sided tape behind the number plate, and put in all 4screws, and pressed it down on the tape. not sure if the bootlid carpet adds to it, but it's brilliant now, car sounds heaps quieter when closed up with the subs going, boot lid feels nice and solid to.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:33 pm 
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i did this also works really well and its cheap and quick, took boot lid carpet off and run silastic all around the crossing bracing and it works so well, i was surprised lol
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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:39 pm 
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I used clear sikaflex for my bootlid on my EF Fairmont, just tried to remove most of the filler foam stuff they use between the cross bracing from factory as it cracks and causes rattling aswell. Filled all the edges where the bracing meets the bootlid then dynamat over the top, then the bootlid lining. Costs a bit for the dynamat but it works wonders. Makes the bootlid feel so solid now and heavy :lol:, but no more annoying rattles, well not near as much rattle as it had before

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:47 am 
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thanks for the help. ill have a go at it...... will sikaflex do????
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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:08 am 
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Sikalfex, silastic or any other gap sealer that will stick well to painted metal surfaces will work fine, all it does is puts a flexible seal between the bracing and bootlid and stops them vibrating against each other. That by itself should eliminate most of the rattling. Then just put the bootlining back over the top, or if you havent got one already, pick up one from a Fairmont as not all EF's had them i think

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:31 pm 
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KWIKXR wrote:
Sikalfex, silastic or any other gap sealer that will stick well to painted metal surfaces will work fine, all it does is puts a flexible seal between the bracing and bootlid and stops them vibrating against each other. That by itself should eliminate most of the rattling. Then just put the bootlining back over the top, or if you havent got one already, pick up one from a Fairmont as not all EF's had them i think


yea i got one i have an xr6.
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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:30 pm 
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my mates ef gli doesnt have a carpet boot cover, maybe xr's up had boot liners
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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:50 pm 
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You wait, after doing the boot the rear bumper will start rattling, then random s**t in the boot....then I had problems with some of my dash, and then the front bar and there's one up above my diff somewhere that I haven't figured out yet :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Yeah, just had a look on my old man's xr6 and hes got one and i got one in my Fairmont. Im pretty sure that the base model falcons, futuras didnt have them though

And skidder is spot on with his post. You'll find that a whole bunch of other things will rattle once you stop one rattle. My dash on the passenger side is starting to rattle, my mirrors are rattling cause the screws have snapped inside them, my rearview mirror is on the verge of rattling itself off the windscreen :D.. Bloody annoying rattles :evil:

 

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