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Old 12-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Bedliner question

Has anyone removed the floor of the bedliner? Can it be done without removing the sides, etc? How much of a pain is it? It sounds like I have something rolling around under there, making a weird "ding" on turns. But, I don't want to get into it in the cold and snow, if its a big pain in the a#$. Know what I mean? ;-)

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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I had mine removed last summer. It can be done, but it is a bit tricky. Yes, you do have to take out the side panels. If I remember correctly, the floor panel wraps up the side about 2 inches. It also wraps up the panel on the back of the cab. The drain holes also connect to a small tube.

As for something rolling around.... there isn't much room. I suppose a small rock could fit in there but I doubt it would do much rolling around.

Wish you the best.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:25 PM   #3
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Okay. That's good to know. Maybe whatever it is isn't in there. It just sounds like it is coming from that area. It must be underneath somewhere, but I don't see any place that is obvious. But I hear something moving around and making funny noises, and Im pretty sure it isn't a squirrel!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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noise might be coming from the spare tire, check there first.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:15 AM   #5
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Holy cow! You see, this is why this forum is great! It never occurred to me to check the spare, since I've never used it. Good call - I hope you are right!

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Old 12-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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Also, if you've got a towing kit installed, I found that having the hitch tongue siting idle can cause a strange clunk or pinging sound sometimes when going around a curve or going over rough pavement/tracks. Removed trailor hitch tongue and that fixed it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #7
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I've also found misadjustment on my tonneau cover caused it to rattle going over the smallest of bumps!

Oh....damn forgot, I had an annoying rattle like rocks in a can last year due to a worn endlink on my rear sway bar!
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #8
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Well, unfortunately, there was nothing up in the spare. On the upside, I actually inflated it back to spec. It was down to 20 psi! "So, I got that going for me."

The hitch draw bar, as well as everything else has been removed from the car. Nothing behind or under the seats to knock around. The "ding" in definitley coming from underneath.

My only guess at this point is that something got into a cross member somehow and is now rolling back and forth when cornering, making a "ding" when it hits the ends. I don't know how it could have gotten in there, but then again, I don't even know if that is the problem.

(sigh)
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:40 AM   #9
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fill the crossmember with foam!
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:43 PM   #10
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when your under the Baja next time check the sway bar endlinks for play........the sound it makes is something like rocks rattling around.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:43 AM   #11
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I found an extra screw under the plastic in behind the rear seat.. inside the hollow metal stiffing bend in the sheet metal. Pissed me off for weeks, someone at the subaru plant must have gotten a laugh at my expense
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:17 PM   #12
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:16 AM   #13
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That's just what it sounds like! Only now it seems to have gone into hibernation for the winter. Very strange.
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