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Chelica815 Aug 9, 2:22am - #243779 
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Rattling in the ass...what could it be?

Hello,

My GTS rattles in the back. Happens when I drive over bumps or when I have my music too loud. What do you think could be causing this? I know that it could be many numbers of things, but if people would be kind enough and toss ideas, I can check them off one by one.

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Celicacutie Aug 9, 2:24am - #243780 

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You know that trunk cover thing? Its the felt covering that goes up and down when opening the hatch?...mine rattles like a b*tch, could be that
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RevMonster Aug 9, 2:26am - #243781 

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Check the screws on your rear License Plate. If they are loose, 95% chance it's that. Otherwise, it's likely your gas lid. Stuff a sock or paper towels in there (no, not kidding). thumbsup

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mikxm Aug 9, 2:32am - #243782 
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License Plate frames are notorious rattlers
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Polykarb Aug 9, 2:36am - #243783 

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make sure your spoiler doesn't come loose!, smutastic GT's spoiler almost came off with 3 screws holding it cause of that!

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Chelica815 Aug 9, 2:38am - #243784 
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I would say that it is the License Plate frames but I do not have a frame. I should try tightening the screw, is there like a rubber washer or something that I should use?

The hatch, that might be it, any ways to prevent that sucker from rattling?

As for the gas lid, would it rattle that much?

I was really thinking is that piece of plastic that is placed in the trunk to hold items, I do not know what it is called. But is there a way to make sure that thing is screwed on tight instead of relying on those little push in screws?

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Celicacutie Aug 9, 2:39am - #243785 

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I read on other sites that people have placed some adhesive felt around the hatch (where it sits against the actual trunk) so it has a cusion effect when it moves up and down.
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Chelica815 Aug 9, 2:47am - #243786 
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^Ah..smart. Do you know where one can find such a thing? llowes? Home Depot maybe?

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Blondie Aug 9, 3:06am - #243787 

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i would say the License Plate too...but when some bitch smashed the back window out of my car...some glass fell into the small crevis where the plastic covers the door... i finally got it all out when my car was taken apart to fit my kit

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Chelica815 Aug 9, 3:09am - #243788 
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That sucks. I never had my window smashed, but have gotten my front window keyed, assholes!

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fonz182 Aug 9, 3:22am - #243789 

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check to see if its anything in your spare tire well. Like maybe the lug wrench came loose. Or your jack could be loose too.
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Chelica815 Aug 9, 3:25am - #243790 
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OOO yeah, good point. I have not checked that.

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Steven Aug 9, 3:55am - #243791 
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it could also be the sway bar ratting against the heat shield (especially if you have hotchkis sways).

Open your hatch, on the sides of the hatch lining, check these rubber things for signs of wear...
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CaddyShack Aug 9, 5:35am - #243792 

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ur License Plate may be hitting the car, my dad's car had that problem and i shoved a piece of cardboard under there

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Virgilson Aug 9, 6:13am - #243793 

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Originally Posted by mikxm
License plate frames are notorious rattlers


i used that Dynamat License Plate thing... it works charms... thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 6:20am - #243794 
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Originally Posted by fonz182
check to see if its anything in your spare tire well. Like maybe the lug wrench came loose. Or your jack could be loose too.


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csheriff Aug 9, 2:58pm - #243796 
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mines got a wierd rattle too, mostly when i go over bumps, in the rear passenger corner. cant figure out what it is.

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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 3:30pm - #243797 
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
i used that Dynamat License Plate thing... it works charms... thumbsup

i say you dynamat the rear interior...
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mxsuperfly25 Aug 9, 5:36pm - #243798 
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CSHERIFF i have the same problem,rear passenger.at first i thought it was my seat belt thing hitting off the plastics, but it's not. i took out the hatch/trunk cover thing,still makes the noise. so it's not that, i took out the thing that goes between our trunk and rear seats, it's not that either, i'm thinking maybe what STEVEN said, maybe those are dry rotted kinda and the friction causes noise. if that doesn't work i'm going to keep taking the rear plastics out until i catch it!
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Chelica815 Aug 9, 7:06pm - #243799 
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I will start taking crap out to see what is causing the noise, I think that I am having the same problem as mxsuperfly and Csheriff.

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Celicacutie Aug 9, 8:15pm - #243800 

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Originally Posted by Chelica815
^Ah..smart. Do you know where one can find such a thing? llowes? Home Depot maybe?

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Sancho Aug 9, 11:41pm - #243801 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by Virgilson
i used that Dynamat License Plate thing... it works charms... thumbsup

i say you dynamat the rear interior...


You've already got the RF amp, go ahead and put some subs in and another amp. It would just be an excuse to dynamat your car anyway. Or if dynamat is too expensive, find some fatmat instead. thumbsup

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Rocketman Aug 10, 5:24am - #243802 

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My OEM exhaust was rattling like crazy...the tip was loose.. Now with My TUM...NO RATTLE! Plus it sounds amazing! thumbsup
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