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gesl85 Jul 15, 9:56pm - #27749 
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Rattle

Hope someone can help me with this, because I hace checked and rechecked my car and still can't find where it is coming from.
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gesl85 Jul 15, 9:58pm - #27750 
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Sorry, I accidentaly hit the enter Button before finishing!

the thing is that ocassionally when I hitbump in the road, the car emits a subtle ratling noise. I have checked, but found nothing. I took it to the dealer and they didn't find anything either. Any ideas?

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Evan Jul 15, 9:58pm - #27751 

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inside or outside of the car?

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Gen7fan Jul 15, 9:58pm - #27752 
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details, hello McFly!! wtf
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jul 15, 9:58pm - #27753 
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uhhhh. We need more details here. Is car idle, in gear? Is it from the rear, front, engine bay, suspension?
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
details, hello McFly!! wtf


rofl

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gesl85 Jul 15, 10:02pm - #27755 
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I think it comes from the front left (drivers side of the car). Usaually happens when I hit a bump, but it doesn't happen everytime I hit one. I thought originally that it was the suspension, because the rattle seems to come from the wheel well area. The guys at Toyota told me the suspension was perfect. My only other guess is that the clutch pedal may be the cause?
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Evan Jul 15, 10:04pm - #27756 

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is it mechanical or body that rattles? Maybe you just have a loose screw in your fender area spineyes

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Gen7fan Jul 15, 10:07pm - #27757 
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Doubt that its the pedal, a squeak when pressed yes, but not a rattle. If you suspension checks out the are sure its not coming from the engine bay. Or maybe something else is loose like the plates under the car.

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gesl85 Jul 15, 10:08pm - #27758 
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I believe it is more mechanical, but I'll check the screws (missed that point) Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jul 15, 10:09pm - #27759 
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Do you have any mods or anything. It sounds like a bracket or something came off and is just chillin in there rolling around when you hit bumps. Is it that kind of rattle?
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gesl85 Jul 15, 10:26pm - #27760 
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Yes its that kind of rattle. The only mod I have is the TRD exhaust, and will be intsalling an Injen Intake this week, but I'm trying to find that rattle first. I checked the plastics, and all the screws are in place.
Sorry for any inconviniences that I maybe causing you guys, but thanks for the help I strongly appreciated!!
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Grand-Touring-Dan Jul 15, 11:44pm - #27761 
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what you could do is:

1. Try bouncing the car and see if you can duplicate the rattle, that way you will be right there figuring out where it is coming from.

2. Have a fried drive it over a bump (driveway, speedbump, etc), while you stand on the outside listening for where it is coming from.

These may help you narrow it down.

Dan
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