I needed some help. I have to drive to NY this comming weekend.
Pretty much since I have had this car (about December 06, but
only started working things out on it since July, I had a 99 323is
but it was totalled) there is a weird noise.
When I turn right, I hear a rattle sound, from the rear.
I can't say 100% from the right rear. But I've taken out
the carpet and seats, and it is definately from the rear.
I also took everything out of the trunk.
It is a rattle. No grinding. It sounds very similar to if you had
an old MG, and the muffler was rattling against the suspension.
But just a little faster. That's the best way I can explain it.
I can't say it has or has not gotten worse in the past few months.
I have the opportunity to get some things fixed in NYC for best
friend price. But I have to get the parts here.
I have been under the car, nothing seemed loose.
I have taken both tires off, nothing seemed loose.
I had noises (rattling) in the back end on my 97 328 and on my current 99 m3 and my mechanic says it is crappy clips on the rear brakes. To prove this he had me drive over a bumpy road so I got the noise, then did it again with the brake pedal slightly depressed. It went away. It is a new garage and he promised that he would have a higher grade pad/clip combination.
hey guys, the rattle noise is most likely coming from inside your wheel drum thing where the handbrake system is. my mechanic took everything off and realized that the ring with the pads for the handbrake is just dancing around in there because rust corroded the holes through which the bolts that held the handbrake ring, and made them big enough for the bolts to fall out.
The fix for what 4inPWR mentioned is to replace the rear brake dust shields. It is not a huge deal, but it does involve removing the rear brakes. If that is the problem, however, you should be able to hear the noise if you simply jack up the rear of the car and spin the wheel (be sure to leave the car in neutral and to release the hand brake).
Also it's worth checking the sheet metal around the rear shock mounts. That tore on my E36 M3, and started out as a rattle. The permanent fix involves buying reinforcements from Turner Motorsports and having them welded in with a replacement shock tower.
I am not sure what you're talking about. Around that area, tehre are the upper and lower control arms, which each have bushings at the ends. Hmm. Is it possible for you to get a picture? It does sound like somthing that would cause a rattling noise, however.
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