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Old 12-09-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Can we get a "fix those rattles" thread going?

Seems liek there's a Lot of repeated questions of rattles.

So I'll just list what I got from various threads.

SOLVED

1. Steering column rattle - This seems like it's the Cruize control button.
Solution - Take stalk apart, remove button, spring and ball, stretch spring. reinsert. no more rattle

2. Rear window rattle - This seems to be the seat bracket
Solution - Take the reat seat back out. The center latch on the seat rattles against the hook bolt. Put some dynamat or some durable thick rubber on top of the bolt head. *note* i put dynamat, it worked for a few months.. but it wore through.. and started ratteling again.. next will be piece of thick leather.

3. passenger Door rattle - this seems to be wiring rattleing against the inner door panel or the cover. Use some sticky foam and wrap wires..

4. wagon spare tire rattle thanks "sjl1614" for solution
solution - Where the spare tire "cover" sits down and rests of the plastic trim, right under there, the trim sits on metal tabs. Which is the souce of the rattle. use some foam tape on the metal tabs and the noise is gone - sjl1614

5. Drivers side door handle thanks "Flat4 STI"
solution - Drivers side door handle,where you pull the door closed would rattle. 3m double sided tape on the bottom of it where the screw pokes through.

6. Steering column top plastic rattle thanks "Flat4 STI"
Solution - 3M double sided tape,Once you take off the top piece of plastic, nearest the steering wheel theres a piece of plastic that sticks up,I used two layers to touch the column plastic pieceAlso about the middle of the steering plastic piece i put another piece of 3M there also.Kinda hard to descibe.

7. Rear deck area rattle where third brake light is "Flat4 STI"
Solution - center seat belt plastic cover in trunk was loose,the piece that covers the retract part,Silicone around top edge to hold it in place.

8. high pitch rattle behind ear thanks "gh32"
Solution - Very faint metal-on-metal high-pitched noise that took me a while to identify. Turns out it was the zipper on the passenger seat on the top of the pass-through (roughly behind where your neck is). Easily fixed with a piece of tape.

9. glove box key hole
Solution - try using some thick silicone grease? if the problem is within the lock, if its outside then, remove the unit and add 3M windows seal

10. glove box rattle thanks "hank3"
Solution - I had the glove box rattle and what I did was wrap some black electrical tape around the U-shaped bracket the door latch attaches to. That fixed the rattle

UNSOLVED

1. Seatbelt top cover rattle - I put this on unsolved because to me removing outright is not a solution.

2. Driver side A Pillar, Vent cover - put puressure on the vent cover piece by the A-Pillar and rattle stops. -
Things I tried
- siliconing the white clips..
- taping the vent cover piece to the bottom piece..
- strips of fuzzy side of velcro (helped a bit but still there)
- removing the entire vent cover

*edit you can emulate this sound by pushing down on the vent piece. repeat until you have the right speed and pressure.. the only way i see to solve this it to jam some thick cloth to maintain the pressure, or take the dash apart... i have not done this yet...

3. Steering column rattle - left wheel goes over bumps - when only the left front wheel goes over the bumps the whole steering column shutters... I dont' think there's going to be a solution to this..

4. Rearview mirror - if you have warrenty left then it's all good but what if you don't? any one have a fix for this?



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Old 12-09-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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2. Rear window rattle - This seems to be the seat bracket
Solution - Take the reat seat back out. The center latch on the seat rattles against the hook bolt. Put some dynamat or some durable thick rubber on top of the bolt head. *note* i put dynamat, it worked for a few months.. but it wore through.. and started ratteling again.. next will be piece of thick leather.




Thank you!!!!!!!! I have tried everything and had all but given up- I will try this and see if its a fix.........I always thought it was where the rear seatbelt ties into the upper panel but after tearing all that out it was still there. I did notice the sound disappeared when two people sat in the rear seat so I took out the rear seat and looked all over for something rattling....I ended up pulling out the plastic box that covers the middle seatbelt tensioner that hangs through the rear deck. This still didnt fix it!
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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that steering shudder going over bumps, im glad to see im not the only one with that problem
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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Default Seatbelt Whine/Squeak

Most owners report that the seatbelt squeaks when you use it. It's the belt rubbing against small plastic ribs on the inside of the lower B-pillar trim piece.
Remove the piece and grind down the ribs...no more squeak.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
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Im gonna try the rear window rattle cuz wow that pisses me off so much..

And for the vent rattle... press down a bit and it stops... have no clue i think its the clips in the a pillar... but cant really guarantee that is the sure fix for it.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:09 PM   #6
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My wagon rattles in the back some where. I thought it was the venetian blind luggage cover and/or some bungie cords on top of the spare. I took them both out and it still rattles. Sounds like it is coming from the spare tire area, but everything seems to be tight there.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:18 PM   #7
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I have been having a noise which seems to be coming from between my windshield and dashboard. I knwo it is from the cold weather. Anyone else?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:42 PM   #8
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Its the vent cover. I fixed it by pulling the vent cover out, removing the white clips, putting black silcone on the inside of the clip (made by permetex - same company that makes RTV), and then reinstalling the clips. Let that dry over night and then reinstall the vent cover.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:55 PM   #9
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Interesting... I am going to try that Burton... how hard is it to remove the vent cover?

And does this have anything to do with the cover to the left of the steering wheel on the same level as it... not near the a pillar?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:56 PM   #10
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I have been having a noise which seems to be coming from between my windshield and dashboard. I knwo it is from the cold weather. Anyone else?
Might also be the infamous VIN plate rattle. There's a fix for that posted somewhere around here.

OP- Sorry, wish I could help. I'm a devout rattle hunter but haven't had any of the ones you named except the cruise control stalk rattle.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:57 PM   #11
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And with the cruise control stalk... did any of you guys ever think its the plastic cover going around the steering coloumn? Cuz that is what I think is rattling now...
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:59 PM   #12
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And with the cruise control stalk... did any of you guys ever think its the plastic cover going around the steering coloumn? Cuz that is what I think is rattling now...
I had that rattle too. You could bump the horn button with your palm, softly without honking the horn, and you will hear the rattle. But the techs at the dealership correctly said it was the cruise control stalk and fixed it under warranty.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:55 PM   #13
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My sti rear-view mirror rattles and buzzes when the bass hits. My stereo is not bass heavy. Rattle sounds start at about volume level 25 on the stock deck. It makes everthing sound like crap. If i want to hear the music i can hold the mirror steady wth my hand. Anyone have a solution? I cant tell if something inside the mirror is making the noise, or if the mirror rattles against the windsheild at the mount. Anyone ever tried to take one of these mirrors apart?
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:03 AM   #14
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Get it replaced under warranty... mine did the same... i got it exchanged under warranty and no more rear view mirro rattle or buzz.. this is with the optional auto dimming compass mirror... usually when you get a firm grip on it and squeeze... you can reproduce the sound... if they dont believe you on the dealership go do that to any other subaru on thier showroom floor
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:50 AM   #15
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And with the cruise control stalk... did any of you guys ever think its the plastic cover going around the steering coloumn? Cuz that is what I think is rattling now...
My steering column rattled for a while, drove me crazy. There's a screw underneath that was loose.
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Old 12-10-2005, 02:28 PM   #16
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Thats what I was thinking.. have to try tightening it down again after i changed the keyring to red
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #17
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I have been looking for my rattle for quite some time and found out to be the center console. I removed the console from my car, just a few screws to loosen not a big deal. After I removed the center console I looked underneath it and found like a metal box that was a bit loose and it would rub against the edges of the console. I used adhesive in all the edges and ever since then no more rattles for me.

Also I had a rattle coming from the rear window which happened to be the brake light that sits on the back panel. The screws were loose and was rattling when I went over bumps and especially on the freeway. I tightened those screws and the rattle is gone.

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Old 12-10-2005, 05:34 PM   #18
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Gonna look into all of the suggestions in this thread once I have some time... the sooner the better cuz all this driving all this rattles = me
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:59 PM   #19
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I have one in the fromt passenger door pocket. When there is a song with bass it will vibrate. So far my fix has been stuffing a little towel in there to absorb the sound, Ive been meaning to take off that panel to see what vibrates behind the pocket. LOL
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:32 PM   #20
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Best Thread Ever!
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:35 PM   #21
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this is such a great thread, so useful, so beautiful, so nice, so sweet..so.....
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:39 AM   #22
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:39 AM   #23
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My 04 WRX has/had several.

Drivers side door handle,where you pull the door closed would rattle.
Fix:3m double sided tape on the bottom of it where the screw pokes through.

Steering column top plastic rattled.
Fix: 3M double sided tape,Once you take off the top piece of plastic, nearest the steering wheel theres a piece of plastic that sticks up,I used two layers to touch the column plastic pieceAlso about the middle of the steering plastic piece i put another piece of 3M there also.Kinda hard to descibe.

Rear deck area rattle where third brake light is
Fix: Center seat belt plastic cover in trunk was loose,the piece that covers the retract part,Silicone around top edge to hold it in place.


Many more to find still but now i have some ideas where to look

Thanks to all
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Old 12-12-2005, 06:53 AM   #24
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Seems like my whole car is a rattle. sounds like my rear window near the headliner rattles. My rear deck does. I had screwed it down before and that almost eliminated the rattle back there but I had to take them out and now its worse than b4
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:10 AM   #25
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My wagon rattles in the back some where. I thought it was the venetian blind luggage cover and/or some bungie cords on top of the spare. I took them both out and it still rattles. Sounds like it is coming from the spare tire area, but everything seems to be tight there.

Any ideas?

I had this rattle for a long time also. FIXED IT!!! Where the spare tire "cover" sits down and rests of the plastic trim, right under there, the trim sits on metal tabs. Which is the souce of the rattle. I used some foam tape on the metal tabs and the noise is gone!!

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