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 Post subject: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:58 pm 
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just driving round the other day and noticed at certain rev ranges my rear vision mirror starts to have a slight rattle/ vibration to it... sometimes when it idles on a cold morning, i have gotten my exhaust done too so maybe that provoked it... but does any1 know if theres a usual thing that happens?

i put my hand on it and it stops it but i cant figure out whats loose on it, and then it happens again?

not sure if gettin another one off another ba will help

cheers luke

 

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:49 pm 
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have you had the windscreen replaced? maybe it wasnt reattached properly? i had the same issue in my ba, never found an answer though. all i got was people saying to ask a windscreen repair place to remove it and re stick it on
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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:51 pm 
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have you also checked the screw? i think ford used screws for ba onwards, but look for a screw of some sort and also check that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:05 pm 
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The mirror in my BA Ute rattles too. Something to do with the sub firing directly into it. I fix it by turning the music up louder!
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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:44 pm 
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ba didnt have a grub screw tony
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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:59 am 
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you need a BF mirror, they have the screw in them. although in most cases trying to remove the mirror will crack the windscreen.

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:46 am 
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Ha Ha i had this bloody same problem too. It was driving me senile. I was thinking something was rattling in the dash until i grabbed the mirror. I ended up stretching a rubber band and putting it between the windscreen and the mirror mount and got a blade and cut the excess ends off where it was still hanging out. Fixed. Sounds bodgy but no more rattly mirror and you cant see it. I also could not find anywhere of tightening it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:36 pm 
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yer its anoying the s**t outta me makes my nice car seem really old n rattling i want ppl to be in it and feel what such a quality and nice car it is, and not have rattles... i wish there was a 100% way to fix it

 

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:35 pm 
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my EL's doing the same thing. xcept mines cauze of my sub. even when low volume it rattles. the higher i turn up the volume, the louder the mirror rattles. going to take it appart after exams. see if i can shove something behind.
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Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:50 am 
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In the el you've most likely rattled the grub screw loose/out of the mirror check if the grub screws still there if so try tightening it, like a 3mm allen key? if it's gone you'll need to find another, I've had the same issues in my ef, and not the only one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:18 am 
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oh aight cheers. will have a look at it now. hopefully i'll actually enjoy listening to music on da way to uni this time instead of having to put up with some serious rattle. thanks for the tip.
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 Post subject: Re: rattling mirror in ba
Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:05 am 
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if only i knew how to take apart a mirror in a ba, and if easy to put a bf one in

 

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