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Really bad rattle from saloon rear

mattyb6 Dec 16, 2012

  1. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    I have a 2003 1.9tdi
    lately I've noticed a really loud rattle coming from the rear passenger side, it sounds like a piece of trim Is loose but can't find anything
    i only hear it when driving on bad roads with potholes etc

    anyone else had any really bad rattles from this area (boot, rear arch area)
     
  2. Malfuss

    Malfuss Member

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    Pure guess work here, but have you tried checking the inner arch liner, or possibly a heat shield under the car?
     
  3. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    I haven't had a chance yet, I've emptied the boot, lol just incase it was something in there
    i removed the back bench too,

    im putting it on the ramp tomorrow to check for heat plate, and undertray
    also check my coilovers

    Il get back to ya if I find aanything just was wondering if anyone else had rattles from that area at all

    thanks
     
  4. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Check the rear shock top mounts. It's an aluminium mount with rubber inside and the rubber can split allowing the shock to rattle about in the housing.
     
  5. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    [SUP]​thanks il have a look tomorrow :) [/SUP]
     
  6. Inertiauk

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    I had a rattle similar,one was the heat shield above the back box.
     
  7. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    Was it quite loud and sounded like it was inside the car?

    I hope it is the heat plate ha, easy job
    its too cold to be under a car
     
  8. Inertiauk

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    Yeh, pretty much,

    Kick your tailpipe, you will hear it flip flop if its that sheild.
     
  9. mattyb6

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    Yeah I will, I've Gota drop out lass of at work at 10.30 tonight so I will then. Lol

    Its getting a new thermostat ad temp sender tomorrow aswell :)
     
  10. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    Right, little update
    had a quick look and I think it's the handbrake cable rattling against the plastic tray and exhaust heat plate

    I tucked it under the tray and it stopped it for about 3mile ha
     
  11. Inertiauk

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    Cool, sounds a cheap / easy fix.
     
  12. mattyb6

    mattyb6 Active Member

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    Fingers crossed
    Il be checking it out in an hour or so
     

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