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Old 03-10-2017, 11:54 AM   #1251
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On the 11-14s, has anyone came up with a material or process to stop the rear interior deck from rattling in the sedan?
I have carpet underlay underneath a lot of it but it still makes noise and I think that the underlay may be a touch too thick for figment also
oooooooooooh boy, I'd love to tell you about the rear deck rattle on the GR sedan. It's the one single thing that I HATE about my car. I've taken the back of this thing apart so many fricken times over the past 5 years... I've replaced the deck lid, foam taped every single piece of plastic, stuffed every crack (phrasing) with foam sound deadener. No luck, still rattles.

At one point I had every panel from the rear seats back, out of the car, and it still rattled. I'm actually thinking that it's the trunk striker, which I also adjusted to allow the lid to close closer to the bumper (if you know what I mean). Sound went a way for a while, but then came back. Reason I lean towards this being the answer is that there are paint chips on the edge of my trunk lid and rear quarter panel, which tells me that the trunk lid is bouncing around back there.

I'll revisit this one day, when I'm bored and want to spend time being disappointed.

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My 2013 STi is the most overrated vehicle I have ever had. I can't believe I traded in a perfectly quiet 2011 Maxima (30K miles) with the sport pkg and awesome stereo for this thing with 18K miles and rattles & squeaks. I like the handling way better than the Max, but the car is not worth $31K even if it was brand new.
just trade back, Subaru STi's hold their value extremely well. Totally different kind of car though, as Maxima's are semi-luxury family sedans focused on comfort, and an STi is an econo-car built around an awesome transmission and AWD performance.
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:59 PM   #1252
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Years ago I remember someone solving the squeaky seatbelt for the GD's. Anyone have the solution?
The seatbelt squeel when you pull it?
Ya remove the lower gray panel and the ribs on the back need to be shaved down.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:17 PM   #1253
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The seatbelt squeel when you pull it?

Ya remove the lower gray panel and the ribs on the back need to be shaved down.


Right on thanks!
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:14 PM   #1254
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oooooooooooh boy, I'd love to tell you about the rear deck rattle on the GR sedan. It's the one single thing that I HATE about my car. I've taken the back of this thing apart so many fricken times over the past 5 years... I've replaced the deck lid, foam taped every single piece of plastic, stuffed every crack (phrasing) with foam sound deadener. No luck, still rattles.
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...&postcount=807

Find my thread on here about my 05 sti rear deck. I have the spot welds separate on me and it was almost impossible to find the rattle. Finally I saw some light through a place I shouldn't have and exposed a broken spot weld. I stuff some fabric in between and gone was my rattle.

Before this, I had all of the rear stuff out down to frame, and multiple people lay in the back seat while I drove around listening for its source. After the 3rd or so try of riding in the back myself is when I finally found the culprit.

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Old 03-11-2017, 11:13 AM   #1255
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oooooooooooh boy, I'd love to tell you about the rear deck rattle on the GR sedan. It's the one single thing that I HATE about my car. I've taken the back of this thing apart so many fricken times over the past 5 years... I've replaced the deck lid, foam taped every single piece of plastic, stuffed every crack (phrasing) with foam sound deadener. No luck, still rattles.

At one point I had every panel from the rear seats back, out of the car, and it still rattled
I'll have to do this when it warms up here and see if i can at least get closer to seeing which part(s) are rattling and go from there. My next idea is to possibly have it wrapped in a fabric (alacantra?) and hope that the fact that no hard surface will be in contact with the car will keep it at least manageable.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:35 PM   #1256
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I just got done going through my 17 wrx trying to fix and prevent rattles and I found the worst rattle in the rear deck was from the 3rd seat belt. Im thinking i might just take it out completely
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:40 PM   #1257
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I have a bad one from under the dash panel that starts up when the car warms up really well. No way it get to it unless the whole dash comes off. Will be taking it to the dealer unfortunately. I can't live with that. Drives me insane.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:20 PM   #1258
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Anyone have good solutions to rattles due to sound systems?
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:27 AM   #1259
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Does anyone else's '15+ mirrors do this?

Takes no effort for the small movement, but I notice the mirrors moving if I am accelerating hard or braking hard. A bit annoying!

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https://vid.me/C2Bn

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Old 03-13-2017, 08:31 PM   #1260
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Does anyone else's '15+ mirrors do this?

Takes no effort for the small movement, but I notice the mirrors moving if I am accelerating hard or braking hard. A bit annoying!

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https://vid.me/C2Bn

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https://vid.me/BkZi
Yeah that's "normal" but I've certainly never noticed it moving while driving...
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:24 AM   #1261
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My 2005 wrx sedan has a super annoying rattle coming from behind the backseat (trunk area) only when my sunroof is open or tilted going above 50mph.

First I thought it was the rear bumper cover wiggling around due to air flow but made it super secure and still have the rattle. Then I figured it was the trunk lid so I added weatherstipping to make trunk lid super secure and I still get the rattle.

I almost want to drive it into the ocean/a tree/light it on fire bc its sooo annoying. I can't enjoy my sunroof open

Anyone have any idea or clue or guess as to what is rattling back there above 50mph, ONLY when the sunroof is open or tilted open? The rattle is on demand. Starts as soon as I open sunroof and stops as soon as I close it. It is driving me insane!
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:47 AM   #1262
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Does anyone else's '15+ mirrors do this?

Takes no effort for the small movement, but I notice the mirrors moving if I am accelerating hard or braking hard. A bit annoying!

Drivers:
https://vid.me/C2Bn

Passengers:
https://vid.me/BkZi
If you take your mirror off the car (from the door) you'll see the big nut that holds the two pieces together. Tighten that, I'd use loctite because mine got loose again.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:14 AM   #1263
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GD models, when you close the driver or passenger doors the front of the car squeaks somewhere near the engine bay. I thought this was solved a while ago but I may be wrong. Anyone got the fix?
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:42 PM   #1264
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Made a video of the top 3 rattles in my car


Like to give a shout out for number 2! This thread helped me find it
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:47 PM   #1265
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GD models, when you close the driver or passenger doors the front of the car squeaks somewhere near the engine bay. I thought this was solved a while ago but I may be wrong. Anyone got the fix?
Mine does that too lol. Haven't figured it out.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:51 PM   #1266
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Made a video of the top 3 rattles in my car

TOP 3 Car Rattle Fixes! - YouTube

Like to give a shout out for number 2! This thread helped me find it
The door latch?!? If that is all it takes to fix that annoying B-Pillar ticking noise I am going to be soooooooooooo happy!
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:07 AM   #1267
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The door latch?!? If that is all it takes to fix that annoying B-Pillar ticking noise I am going to be soooooooooooo happy!
if it works let me know!
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:18 AM   #1268
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I need to try that Velcro thing. Mine doesn't rattle, but the passenger side speaker cover won't stay down, it pops up slightly.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:01 AM   #1269
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Made a video of the top 3 rattles in my car

TOP 3 Car Rattle Fixes! - YouTube

Like to give a shout out for number 2! This thread helped me find it
Hoping this will quiet my car down a bit. Thanks for the video!
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:32 PM   #1270
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Does anybody have a quick tutorial how to access the rattle point behind the gauge cluster? I think I have the same rattle problem.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #1271
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For anyone that has a 2008-2011 Impreza/WRX/WRX STI sedan. There was a rattle in the trunk area that I though it was either my subwoofer enclosure or maybe the foam tray rubbing against the spare tire or something else. After months of trying to replicate the noise I found that it was one of the retaining clips that hold the trunk trim so make sure those are snug and properly seated.

These are the clips. The white part was loose when it was in the hole so I added some tape to make sure it stayed still and it seems that the noise has gone for good.



Looking at the diagram the clips would go on the sides, the ones labeled 94071P.


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Old 05-15-2017, 10:54 PM   #1272
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Been driving the car for a few days since I fixed that clip and I am happy to say that the trunk is now 100% rattle free!
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:43 AM   #1273
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Found a new rattle, it is coming from the e-brake handle.
The e-brake seems to be composed of metal layers. I can feel them when I squeeze around the boot area. Those layers are causing a vibration under bad roads. Ill have to remove the whole center console just to epoxy those metals, and possibly reinforce the center console, as it feels sloppy.

I don't know if its been mentioned, but, one of the noises I cured was the driver's seat belt buckle.
The buckle would have a ticking noise that was fairly loud and annoying. This noise would be gone by pushing the buckle away of the seat.
I just put some cell foam in between the seat and the buckle, noise gone.
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:56 AM   #1274
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Got a weird flapping noise I tracked down, wondering if anyone has any suggestions. 2013 STi Hatch, SPT catback

While hot at idle there was a flapping or gurgling noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Turns out there are two sources of flapping! On each side of the rear there are vents that seem to flap. They oscillate with the exhaust note and "slap" against their housing.

What is the purpose of these things? What are they called? What can I do to eliminate the noise?

Pic, the vent is deep down in that hole.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:53 AM   #1275
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What is the purpose of these things? What are they called? What can I do to eliminate the noise?

Pic, the vent is deep down in that hole.
The purpose of those things are to let air breathe in the trunk. Prevents mildew and moisture buildup and also provides a "one way check valve" so to speak, allowing air to pass outward when you close your trunk.
What are they technically called? beats the heck out of me.
You could try putting a dense material (dynamat?) on the flaps themselves to help weigh them down a bit, hopefully preventing your flapping noise.
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