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 Post subject: The rattle, it drives me insane. INSANE.
Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:49 pm 
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Okay, so it's not that bad.

Someone mentioned the idea of starting a doco on how to fix common rattles and squeaks in the E-serieseses. I'd like to add that I think this is a great idea.

So yeah. I have a rattle somewhere in my cluster area. Seems to be coming from right behind the cluster, in the odometer region. I thought it was the perspex/plastic cover over the cluster itself for a while, but holding/tapping/thumping that does nothing. Thumping the dash itself occasionally fixes the rattle for a while.

I have no desire to pull my dash apart to fix this, but I figured someone might have had a similar noise and know straight away what it was.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:48 am 
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Sounds like you will have to take the dash apart to find it.
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:50 am 
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I think I'll buy earplugs.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:51 am 
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Lol turn your music up.
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:54 am 
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That works, too.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:36 am 
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Get a louder exhaust...
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Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:34 pm 
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Just pull your dash out champ and see what u can find..
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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:51 pm 
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i have the "pulled the dash apart to many times" rattle and i just turn my stereo up lol

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:55 pm 
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Can be electrical cable loom thats why they sometimes put foram around them to stop rattles.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:57 pm 
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Ive got the same rattle, i think its the plastic surround actually touching the clutster itself, cos when i press on that it stops, i also have the most annoying rattle ever comming from the plastic around the steering colum, drive me nuts

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:55 pm 
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its not that plastic cover on the top of the dash where the window demister is mine makes a small rattle from there but sounds like its comeing from where you said.and starting a rattle fix doco is a good idea i believe
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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:05 pm 
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just get bits of cardboard (business cards r good) and jam them in all the spots that can move...all the joints (one by one)

when you find the one that rattles, cut the card to shape and jam it in there. it may sound bodgy, but it works

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:51 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
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i agree :D

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:57 pm 
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SpuDEF wrote:
just get bits of cardboard (business cards r good) and jam them in all the spots that can move...all the joints (one by one)

when you find the one that rattles, cut the card to shape and jam it in there. it may sound bodgy, but it works


heh. my uncle does this in his au work ute. there are bits of his business card folded, cut, wedges and just shoved in all sorts of bits of plastic in the car. Looks like siht..

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:28 am 
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Who else has the top of their driver's door making a noise when idling at the lights?

 

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