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Old 02-16-2019, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Strange rattling front passenger side 02 wrx

So this recently started to happen, there seems to be some rattle sound, not like heat shield more like a knocking rattle. From passenger front side, no not transmission or engine. I think itís suspension related. Everything is right nothing is loose. I was leaning towards bad strut or bad strut mount? Could that make a rattle sound?
Itís loudest when car is NOT warmed up. When it gets warm itís not as noticeable
If I drive soft it doesnít make any sound.
Itís only when I get on it a bit it starts to rattle. It only happens when moving, and accelerating.
Any ideas?
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like the up pipe heat shield may be the issue.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:06 AM   #3
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Check for a broken end link on your front sway bar
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:25 AM   #4
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Check for a broken end link on your front sway bar
I have replaced the end links with Perrin ones. All those bolts are still tight. My sway bar seems fine also?
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:25 AM   #5
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Sounds like the up pipe heat shield may be the issue.
I have removed my up pipe heat shield already
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:37 AM   #6
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Check the passenger side motor mount. I think it has a dinky thin heat shield on it as well that might have rusted out
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:14 PM   #7
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Check the passenger side motor mount. I think it has a dinky thin heat shield on it as well that might have rusted out
Iíll check it out thank you!!
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:20 AM   #8
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I second the engine mount heat sheild, had one on my forry crack and rattle ��
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:49 PM   #9
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I had a front pass side rattle/clunking sound on my 02 wrx wagon that I could not figure out for several months. Turned out to be the brake caliper rattling on the carrier. The rubber bushings on the caliper slides were worn away, so any rough road would cause it to rattle around and clunk.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:36 PM   #10
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I had a front pass side rattle/clunking sound on my 02 wrx wagon that I could not figure out for several months. Turned out to be the brake caliper rattling on the carrier. The rubber bushings on the caliper slides were worn away, so any rough road would cause it to rattle around and clunk.
Yeah mine goes away when cruising at constant speed. If Iím on free way and get on it, I canít hear it. Itís when I get on it a little city driving. Normally around higher rpms. Itís pretty loud too
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I second the engine mount heat sheild, had one on my forry crack and rattle ��
I got no heat shield in my up pipe, how can I tell it engine mount is bad
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:50 PM   #12
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I second the engine mount heat sheild, had one on my forry crack and rattle ��
It also makes the sound only when accelerating, not Decelerating
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:17 AM   #13
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Here is video of sound
Coming from front passenger side
https://youtu.be/MazYpAVqVfE
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