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Really bad rattle from saloon rear

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  1. mattyb6
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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)
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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?
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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
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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.
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    [SUP]​thanks il have a look tomorrow :) [/SUP]
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    I had a rattle similar,one was the heat shield above the back box.
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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
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    Yeh, pretty much,

    Kick your tailpipe, you will hear it flip flop if its that sheild.
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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 :)
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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
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    Cool, sounds a cheap / easy fix.
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    Fingers crossed
    Il be checking it out in an hour or so
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