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Old 08-09-2005, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a strange rattle coming from the rear wheel on the passenger side - I seem to have isolated it to that metal plate/cover that is behind the rotor - has anyone ever encountered this?
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Old 08-10-2005, 12:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it sound like a rattling tin can or something? thats the only way i can describe it.. Happens when you go over bumps?
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when does it ocurr continueously?
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Old 08-10-2005, 01:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i had the same problem.. some crap fell behind the rotor.... take off the wheel... take the rotor off.. and clean it out... it'll go away...
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I have a strange rattle coming from that area too, except it sounds muffled - like rubber or something. Only when I go over bumps, and it's not my tire rubbing.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does it sound like a rattling tin can or something? thats the only way i can describe it.. Happens when you go over bumps?
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That is exactly what it sounds like -

Cruzin - I wonder what kind of crap it could have been - I just changed the rotors like 10K ago...
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I have a strange rattle coming from the rear wheel on the passenger side - I seem to have isolated it to that metal plate/cover that is behind the rotor - has anyone ever encountered this?
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I have the same thing. Sounds like a tin can when going over bumps. I also think it's the metal plate behind the rotor. Anyone know if this is the dust shield? The last car I had the dealer tore them off & said they are not needed & they usually rust off.
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Check the springs on the hand brake. You have to remove the rear brake disks to inspect this so you might as well replace the pads while the disks are out.
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I have a strange rattle coming from that area too, except it sounds muffled - like rubber or something. Only when I go over bumps, and it's not my tire rubbing.
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Your case sounds like the rear shock mount.
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NoooOOoOoOoooo... est. cost to fix? Or is this an easy DIY (doubtful, and consider that I have neither garage or access to a lift)?
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NoooOOoOoOoooo... est. cost to fix? Or is this an easy DIY (doubtful, and consider that I have neither garage or access to a lift)?
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Easy fix . .
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Im going to pull the rotor off again and take a look around - thanks for the help fellas - i really do appreciate it!
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Im going to pull the rotor off again and take a look around - thanks for the help fellas - i really do appreciate it!
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Im going to pull the rotor off again and take a look around - thanks for the help fellas - i really do appreciate it!
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Yea im going to poke around when i pull my wheels off in a couple of days..

I think im going to ditch the rotor dust sheilds, i think they are whats rattling.
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