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Old 12-12-2005, 01:22 PM   #26
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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.



The rear window rattle is also caused by the seals around the window expanding/contracting with heat and cold. It happens primarily in the cold when the seals contract and the window is able to move a bit more with chassis flex...unfortunately, there's not a ton that can be done for this other than trying to keep the inside of the vehicle very warm or turning up your stereo more.

Another cause can be suspension upgrades. After a suspension upgrade the chassis is now under more stress as the stiffer upgraded shocks and springs don't react as much as the OEM ones, sending more street impact to the chassis. The chassis flexes, putting more stress on the seals that hold the window in...eventually causing it to rattle. Once again, it's a pain, but can be reduced somewhat by reducing body/chassis flex/roll with larger and stiffer sway bars and, to some degree, strut tower bars.
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Old 12-12-2005, 05:31 PM   #27
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My rear view mirror rattles like a mofo also, so the dealership will replace that eh, im doubtful i will be able to get them to fix it, but hey worth a shot like you guys said its annoying as hell holding to mirror to stop it from rattling
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Old 12-13-2005, 02:06 PM   #28
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The rear window rattle is also caused by the seals around the window expanding/contracting with heat and cold. It happens primarily in the cold when the seals contract and the window is able to move a bit more with chassis flex...unfortunately, there's not a ton that can be done for this other than trying to keep the inside of the vehicle very warm or turning up your stereo more.

Another cause can be suspension upgrades. After a suspension upgrade the chassis is now under more stress as the stiffer upgraded shocks and springs don't react as much as the OEM ones, sending more street impact to the chassis. The chassis flexes, putting more stress on the seals that hold the window in...eventually causing it to rattle. Once again, it's a pain, but can be reduced somewhat by reducing body/chassis flex/roll with larger and stiffer sway bars and, to some degree, strut tower bars.
Thanks for the info- this must be what it is because it seemed to start after I upgrades springs and struts. I have removed just about everthing in the rear of the car or tied it down- from the gas cap to the trunk tensioning system and nothing has helped! I have removed seatbelts and every trim peice and its still there so I chalked it up to something with the rear strut assembly or now I guess it could be the window rattle.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:38 PM   #29
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My rear view mirror rattles like a mofo also, so the dealership will replace that eh, im doubtful i will be able to get them to fix it, but hey worth a shot like you guys said its annoying as hell holding to mirror to stop it from rattling
Anybody got a fix for rear view mirror (w/compass) rattle?
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:47 PM   #30
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SOLVED:
1) Cruise Control arm rattled. I just took it apart and reassembled it and made sure to screw everything snugly and it was fixed! (Didn't have to adjust the spring or anything)
2) 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.

UNSOLVED:
The plastic surround around my steering column rattles/squeaks when going over bumps in the road. It started after I took it apart to get at the ignition harness for my guages. I thought I screwed everything in tightly afterwards, but I'll check again.

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Old 12-13-2005, 03:57 PM   #31
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I solved the steering column plastic rattles by simply removing the bottom portion (only 1 screw and a bunch of tabs hold it together). I then applied some double-sides foam weather stripping to it and cut any excess off and reassembled.

I also fixed the cruise control rattle a little differently by simply putting a small bit of electrical tape between the PCB and the plastic. The rattle it due to the PCB loose inside the plastic stalk.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:03 PM   #32
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Can't wait to get my car back from the shop. Gonna try and fix all my rattles!

Thanks for all the help guys!

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Old 12-13-2005, 04:06 PM   #33
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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.
the long strip at the front of the dash? i took strips of velcro (just the fuzzy side) and put them on the clips, put the panel back in and no more rattles.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:52 PM   #34
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Anybody got a fix for rear view mirror (w/compass) rattle?
Ditto !, its driving me nuts
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:08 PM   #35
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where the driver's door meets the dashboard, near the round vent.

i can wedge my fingers in there and it stops it.. it's touching JUST enough to be annoying.

felt strips?

anything cleaner?
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:03 PM   #36
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Anyone else have a clicking sound coming from their glove box? I tried to fix it once but coulnd't get it to stop. anyone have a fix for that? i end up just opening the glove box up and leaving it like that while i'm driving.
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:13 PM   #37
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Anyone else have a clicking sound coming from their glove box? I tried to fix it once but coulnd't get it to stop. anyone have a fix for that? i end up just opening the glove box up and leaving it like that while i'm driving.
Mine does the same thing. The glovebox creaks so bad I that I may have other rattles I haven't noticed because I can't hear them over the glovebox creak.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:03 PM   #38
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how about a ticking rattle from the sunroof/map light switch area? put pressure anywhere in that area and the sound goes away. i've taken apart that assembly several times, and even stuffed a (clean!) wool sock up there to try to stop the noise, but to no avail. any ideas?
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:10 PM   #39
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GLOVEBOX key lock rattle is driving me crazy !!!!!!!


Might just try and super glue the lock since I never use the lock feature anyway!!!!
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:01 PM   #40
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Thumbs up Glove Box Rattle Fix

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
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:02 AM   #41
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Seems liek there's a Lot of repeated questions of rattles.

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

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


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 - put puressure on the vent cover piece by the A-Pillar and rattle stops. - I tried siliconing the white clips.. taping the vent cover piece to the bottom piece.. neither worked

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..

anyone else like to add?
the seatbelt top cover rattle passanger rear should be a recall it seems
all imprezas have this one i no mine does.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:04 AM   #42
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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?
its now cold here in vegas and on certain body twisting bumps it sounds
as if the windshield is creaking in its housing. im so disappointed by
the squeaks and rattles with this car,same as my 05 sti. boy that 06 civic Si
is really calling me.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:11 AM   #43
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ive said it before why dont hondas have all these rattles? i dont want to take a step back but im so anal and have been so spoiled the last 10 years with the hondas its making me crazy! if it keeps buggin me im gettin the
new SI F... it!
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:08 AM   #44
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ive said it before why dont hondas have all these rattles? i dont want to take a step back but im so anal and have been so spoiled the last 10 years with the hondas its making me crazy! if it keeps buggin me im gettin the
new SI F... it!
You must have lucked out with the Hondas because the Hondas I've owned rattled just as much as my Subaru.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:37 PM   #45
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all cars have rattles.. but this is a bit uncalled for new cars
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:15 PM   #46
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I like the rattles and squeaks. It's like a plastic symphony as I drive down the road.
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Old 12-16-2005, 11:18 PM   #47
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Anybody got a fix for rear view mirror (w/compass) rattle?
if the rattle is coming from where it attaches to the windshield, you need to either replace the u-spring, or remove the mirror and bend yours closed a bit then re-install the mirror.
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:19 AM   #48
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I also had the VIN Plate rattle/vent rattle. The silicon on white clips fixed about 95% of the rattles. I reinforced it more by sticking padding between the trim piece and dash and now the rattle is 100% gone.

I also had the B-pillar/seatbelt rattle. Did a search on nabsico and winded up taking off the trim pieces associated with the B-pillar and tightened up things. What ultimately fixed it was my anger and frustration actually. I had all of the pieces off and just took my hand and slapped everything back there, grabbed a few pieces and yanked them. After that, the rattle was gone. There are some good old threads about fixing the B-pillar rattle.
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:53 PM   #49
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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..
Has the u-joint in the column been looked at yet? If that's not the issue, it's time to take the steering wheel off and start taking the column apart. GM's, especially the Caddy's, used to loosen up. Half of the column had to be taken apart to tighten a couple of torx bolts. This was part of the tilt column assembly. Columns are very tricky, so if someone dares to attempt this, take zillions of pictures and have a safe place to store the tiny parts. Tamper proof torx bits may be necessary.

My car has a rattle coming from the plastic cover that's below the column (by your knees).. if I put some pressure on the right upper edge it stops. I have yet to try and fix it since I'm lazy - plus I usually forget about it by the time I get home. Is this a common rattle?
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:04 PM   #50
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I have recently notice a rattle from the plastic piece that surround the dash (the piece that some people replace to put 2 gauges on each end).. I can stop it by pressing it, but i have not tried anything else to fix it...

anyone else has that?
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