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Old 12-18-2005, 02:22 PM   #51
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something on my dash rattles only when braking and if i put my hand on the clock housing it stops.. any ideas?
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:47 PM   #52
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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.
See post below.

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Old 12-18-2005, 04:40 PM   #53
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OK, just took a drive with my girlfriend so I could find out exactly where my rear-window (the very back one, technically called a "back-light") rattle/tapping is coming from and hopefully describe it in detail.

I'm almost 100% positive that it's coming from the joint where the back window meets the roof under the headliner. When I pull the headliner down the sound definitely gets louder. It may also be coming from the side and bottom rear-window joints, but I can't get my head close enough to those areas to be certain...lol.

The best way I can describe the sound is like several girls tapping their fingernails on a desk, but really fast, so fast in fact, that it almost sounds like a scraping sound at times. The sound is quite brite, and certainly suggests that the joints holding the rear-window in are compromised.

Has anyone fixed this one?
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:53 PM   #54
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my VIN tag rattles! at first I thought it was the driver defrost vent but oh no my VIN tag rattles too! I guess it's a little loose like the rivets didn't get tight enough. so just picture me going down the road one hand on the wheel and the other on my VIN tag. ha ha

p.s. those two are my only rattles though so I feel lucky compared to some of you
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:54 PM   #55
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OK, just took a drive with my girlfriend so I could find out exactly where my rear-window (the very back one, technically called a "back-light") rattle/tapping is coming from and hopefully describe it in detail.

I'm almost 100% positive that it's coming from the joint where the back window meets the roof under the headliner. When I pull the headliner down the sound definitely gets louder. It may also be coming from the side and bottom rear-window joints, but I can't get my head close enough to those areas to be certain...lol.

The best way I can describe the sound is like several girls tapping their fingernails on a desk, but really fast, so fast in fact, that it almost sounds like a scraping sound at times. The sound is quite brite, and certainly suggests that the joints holding the rear-window in are compromised.

Has anyone fixed this one?
You and me both brother. No fix, but that is my EXACT prob. Car doesn't have any other major rattles, except this one. I too pulled the plastic housing ooff from the driver's rear seatbelt area and the noise was definately louder.

I am going to check the seat bolts but I am almost postive the noise is coming from head level, behind that panel. My first impression when I heard the noise was that the rear window was shifting in the rubber trim.

If I can't fix the prob by this week, I'm going to the dealer (or car window comp.) and asking how much to pull my rear window out, and reseat it with some thicker/different trim.

Sound is described as above, fingernail on window noise worsened by temperature drops. If I drive on a smooth road it won't do it, until I swurve back and forth (like an F1 tire warm up move).

My car is 11 months old with 30K miles and I noticed this about 5-8K ago. wouldn't think it would be my struts/shocks.

Again, I will check the backseat bolts and post back, but I'm 92% sure thats not it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:23 AM   #56
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You and me both brother. No fix, but that is my EXACT prob. Car doesn't have any other major rattles, except this one. I too pulled the plastic housing ooff from the driver's rear seatbelt area and the noise was definately louder.

I am going to check the seat bolts but I am almost postive the noise is coming from head level, behind that panel. My first impression when I heard the noise was that the rear window was shifting in the rubber trim.

If I can't fix the prob by this week, I'm going to the dealer (or car window comp.) and asking how much to pull my rear window out, and reseat it with some thicker/different trim.

Sound is described as above, fingernail on window noise worsened by temperature drops. If I drive on a smooth road it won't do it, until I swurve back and forth (like an F1 tire warm up move).

My car is 11 months old with 30K miles and I noticed this about 5-8K ago. wouldn't think it would be my struts/shocks.

Again, I will check the backseat bolts and post back, but I'm 92% sure thats not it.
I wouldnt waste my time with the seat bolt- I unbolted all three rear seat belt assemblies along with removing back seat, deck, all trunk material- basically everthing non structural and not the headliner- rattle is still there. It has to be the rear window or some suspension rattling- although I notice it more when cold so rear window sounds very feasible. I need a fix before i break out my rear window with a hammer!
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:07 AM   #57
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I'm soooooo happy I'm not alone. Honestly, if I could get this one rattle/tap fixed I'd be happy, no need to chase down the rest. Keep us posted on what the dealer says DJ.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:50 AM   #58
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Fix this rattle/ticking/clicking I get everytime I go past 2000 RPM when its under 35 degrees out and I will paypal you $500

http://media.putfile.com/neverendingclicking
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:01 PM   #59
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Not really a rattle, but a creak. I used to have a creak coming from the back everytime the car would transfer weight (left to right, right to left) when cornering. Lots of threads on this issue, but my problem had nothing to do with the suspension. It was the two vertical brackets behind the rear seat, on either side of the armrest. I was surprised to see that they had somehow loosened themselves over the period of time, once I torqued those the creak was gone. As far as I know, this only applies to sedans, unless wagons have these brackets as well?
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:13 PM   #60
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:15 PM   #61
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My back window got quiet with the warmer weather, so hopefully I'll only have to put up with it during the colder months. Unfortunately, I just developed the VIN plate rattle. Frikin' grrrrrrr.
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:39 PM   #62
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Seems that when I am in a high gear and start to engine brake, I get a rattle directly behind the center dash.

I am hoping it is a loose pitchmount or engine mount...heck...it could be the tranny mounts possibly.

+1 for one of the best threads put together. Great job!
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #63
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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
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND IT DROVE ME NUTS!
the dealer fixed it for me and they said it was from a lining between the speaker and the door card getting unattached and resting on the speaker, therefore when the speaker moves from bass the door panel rattles. I had the towels too haha.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:33 AM   #64
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Fix this rattle/ticking/clicking I get everytime I go past 2000 RPM when its under 35 degrees out and I will paypal you $500

http://media.putfile.com/neverendingclicking
Just take it to the dealer and show them, i'm sure they'd help you get it out for less than 500 bucks. But if i had to guess i'd say turbo turbine.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:34 AM   #65
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Is there a fix for the VIN plate rattle?
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:38 AM   #66
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something on my dash rattles only when braking and if i put my hand on the clock housing it stops.. any ideas?
Well...my guess would be the clock housing
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:57 AM   #67
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Is there a fix for the VIN plate rattle?
Make sure it's the VIN Plate that's actually rattling. If it's not, then do the fix a lot of people have done already. Take off the long vent trim piece along the windshield and apply silicon to all of the white plastic clips.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:00 AM   #68
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something on my dash rattles only when braking and if i put my hand on the clock housing it stops.. any ideas?
Also check to see if it's your cupholder. I'm troubleshooting a current rattle/squeak that I originally thought was my HU (I have the OEM gauge pod housing my HU), but now I have pinpointed it to the cupholder. Every time I eject the cupholder, the noise goes away. Something is obviously loose back in there - I just gotta find a ghetto fix for it
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:06 PM   #69
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I wish some of us lived closer to eachother.. rattles would go byebye, have a meet to solve rattles haha
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:35 PM   #70
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I have an add for ya. How about the linkage rattle that I get when in gear. It sucks. I also have a clutch squeek from under the dash that was solved by some lube on the plunger above the pedal. $.02
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I haven't come across any fixes for the shifter linkage rattle. Everyone knows to just live with it
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Just take it to the dealer and show them, i'm sure they'd help you get it out for less than 500 bucks. But if i had to guess i'd say turbo turbine.

I lol x 500 at your comment.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #73
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I also have the infamous vin plate area rattle. Unfortunately, the normal silicone fix, which works for most, does not work for my case. 04 STI. I basically tried everything I can think of.

1. silconed the clips
2. Lined vin plate and area underneath with dynamat
3. Lined contact with thin weather strip
4. One day I got so irritated, I even chopped off the left most white clip from the vin plate, lol.

The rattle only appears on the driver side. It's gone when pressure is applied on vin plate or when vin plate is pulled up.

Your input is greatly appreaciated.
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:06 AM   #74
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Maybe put a small metal shim under the VIN plate?
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:50 AM   #75
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I also have the infamous vin plate area rattle......
........The rattle only appears on the driver side. It's gone when pressure is applied on vin plate or when vin plate is pulled up.

Your input is greatly appreaciated.
yep same as mine on an '04 rex. I haven't tried the other things you have but now that I know they don't work I won't. I had thought about making an indention in the VIN plate and hopefully that would create enough pressure on it to not rattle. who knows? good luck. Greg
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