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CRBN BLU Dec 14, 6:28am - #350657 

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Hatch rattles... what to do?

Ok, so now my hatch seems to rattle. It's really only noticeable on the really beat up roads, which is very nearly all of them around here in VA. I'm not sure what I can do to fix it. I thought about maybe putting some thin tape wrapped around the metal "ring" that the hatch locks to to soften the impacts. Second, I thought maybe the shocks that support the hatch are bad. If they were up to par, then they would have enough power behind them to prevent the hatch from rattling. I'm just not ready to spend $250 on a new set since I just dropped 2 large on some mods (pictures later). What can I do?

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BigTony Dec 14, 7:03am - #350658 

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psychomunkie Dec 14, 7:37am - #350659 

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Sure its your hatch? Cause for me its that little trunk cover thing.. that you can take off. Try removing that piece and see if you still hear the rattle. If you dont, then problem solved thumbsup If you still hear it then I dont know what to say. thumbsdown
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GChunn2000 Dec 14, 6:19pm - #350660 
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There should be something on the installs about that, or else I read about it elsewhere in the forum. I'm pretty sure the answer is out there, check it out and good luck
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CID498 Dec 14, 6:21pm - #350661 

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Its the rubber guide blocks on the sides of the hatch and also on the car where the blocks meet.

They go bad every year or so.

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Celicacutie Dec 14, 6:43pm - #350662 

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Originally Posted by psychomunkie
Sure its your hatch? Cause for me its that little trunk cover thing.. that you can take off. Try removing that piece and see if you still hear the rattle. If you dont, then problem solved thumbsup If you still hear it then I dont know what to say. thumbsdown

I agree, check that first. I started hearing rattling a while back, thought my spoiler was loose, but it turns out its that stupid trunk cover. People have suggested to place adhesive velcro along the edges (where the trunk cover rests) so its not banging against the plastic trunk walls. I haven't tried this yet, too lazy.

Mine only rattles going over railroads, which is every day, or bad roads, which is every day. I got used to it grin
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ToiletPaper Dec 14, 9:48pm - #350663 
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sometihng in the rear rattles for me also. i just turn on music really really loud to stop hearing it.
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psychomunkie Dec 14, 10:43pm - #350664 

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^^^ rofl Yea that works too! I took out the trunk cover thing and my rattle stopped.. but then I had to carry a lot of stuff in my trunk and didnt want lookie loo's so I had to put it back on. Now I just blast my music!
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RookieGTS Dec 15, 1:09am - #350665 

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Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
sometihng in the rear rattles for me also. i just turn on music really really loud to stop hearing it.


haha yeah i do the same thing lol.
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toysport_celica Dec 15, 6:33am - #350666 

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hey i have the same thing happening to my car also... try the velcro like what celicacutie said, cause this is what i am going to try next... if this doesn't work than.. i guess i'll just have to get used to it...!

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ct Dec 15, 7:04am - #350667 

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Originally Posted by CID498
Its the rubber guide blocks on the sides of the hatch and also on the car where the blocks meet.

They go bad every year or so.


can you be more specific? i have trunk problems too cry

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ragingpaseo Dec 15, 3:44pm - #350668 
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toyota is famous of interior rattles...
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Celicacutie Dec 15, 3:45pm - #350669 

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or maybe it wasn't velcro, but adhesive FELT? Just something adhesive that will prevent the cover from moving up and down.
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ragingpaseo Dec 15, 3:46pm - #350670 
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strip rear interior, problem solved. did that for 2 weeks, no rattles what so ever... grin
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ExNihilo Dec 15, 4:36pm - #350671 
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My old Saturn had quite a few interior rattles too. One of the worst was the wires under the dash rattling againt the dash plastic.

Just get a louder stereo. wink

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Traviesa86 Dec 15, 4:42pm - #350672 

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caleb's hatch (or something back there) rattled too...dunno what it was exactly

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CID498 Dec 15, 4:50pm - #350673 

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Originally Posted by ct


can you be more specific? i have trunk problems too cry



Theres actually a combination of things that make noise back there.

First is the obvious plastic lid

Second is the rubber blocks mounted to the car that mesh with corrisponding plastic blocks on the hatch itself over time they get squashed and allow the hatch side to side movement (if you can find the hatch support shocks you can find these grin .

Third is the rubber hatchseal which over time gets squashed and will squeek and easily fixed with some silicone spray or even armor all.


Add all these together and it sounds like the damn back of the car is falling off tongue

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coyote0106 Dec 15, 4:53pm - #350674 

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my trunk cover rattles, it does it for roads, and to much bass. I just put a sweatshirt or something on it, and problem solved.
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Clos Dec 15, 5:05pm - #350675 
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i get the same shit i should try this out
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CRBN BLU Dec 15, 11:01pm - #350676 

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Originally Posted by CID498
Originally Posted by ct


can you be more specific? i have trunk problems too cry



Theres actually a combination of things that make noise back there.

First is the obvious plastic lid

Second is the rubber blocks mounted to the car that mesh with corrisponding plastic blocks on the hatch itself over time they get squashed and allow the hatch side to side movement (if you can find the hatch support shocks you can find these grin .

Third is the rubber hatchseal which over time gets squashed and will squeek and easily fixed with some silicone spray or even armor all.


Add all these together and it sounds like the damn back of the car is falling off tongue


Ok, so I played around back there with these pieces. If you're correct, and these are suppose to be rubber pieces, mine are hard as a rock, and Carbon Blue in color! I think it is from when the body shop repainted my rear end after my last accident. I should try to get them to pay for new pieces. But realistically, I'm going to need to order a new pair. Currently, I just took them off all together. So far so good, but we'll see at highway speeds on a jacked up interstate road.

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mrluilou Dec 15, 11:10pm - #350677 

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My trunk shit rattles too but i need to try that velcro thing too. the celi interior does rattle a lot especially when my bump my music. cool

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SnowFire Dec 16, 3:52am - #350678 

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the windsheild use to shake in our rav4 when my mom was in a store and i blasted my music. good stuff
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