Annoying rattle

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Annoying rattle

Postby abmunro » Sat 15.03.2014, 10:33

I took the car for a spin yesterday

I have an annoying rattle, I think its coming from either the dash or top of windscreen

Is there a common rattle?

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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby roy666 » Sat 15.03.2014, 19:20

Tony - you would be amazed at how many.. and where from.. rattles you get in an Elan... but they are all fixable. Yours does sound like something I had... high freq vibration between the hood frame at the front above the windscreen and the plastic hood hand-pull down facia. I neat little strip of sticky-back foam did the trick for me.
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby nicowalker1 » Sun 16.03.2014, 09:50

Take a drive in mine :lol: , im gradually finding them but with the roof up it is really irritating.
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby daveiow » Sun 16.03.2014, 10:12

As my Elan and I age it's rattles and my hearing loss increase in exactly the same proportions so I personally have no problems :lol:

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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby Rice crispy » Sun 16.03.2014, 23:04

I find the whining noise in mine disappears when I leave the wife at home :lol:
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby rip » Sun 16.03.2014, 23:18

nicowalker1 wrote:Take a drive in mine :lol: , im gradually finding them but with the roof up it is really irritating.

Don't drive with the roof up then..
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby DaveT » Tue 18.03.2014, 12:08

The rattle may be due to the snake Lotus hid in the power steering

or

from whats left of that pram and baby you ran over a while back.

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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby rip » Tue 18.03.2014, 13:56

DaveT wrote:I kept hearing a bicycle bell ringing after 2007 IOM trip - Dave Eds said I got him but I didn't see a thing!!!!

You even had to replay the video 4-5 times before you saw him. :-D
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby abmunro » Tue 18.03.2014, 16:15

I'll need help from the wife to locate, but think its from top of windscreen...
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby nicowalker1 » Tue 18.03.2014, 19:27

I did find one of my rattles was the rear view mirror just needed nipping up, may be worth a try...
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby abmunro » Wed 19.03.2014, 10:48

Deff not the mirror as its hanging by the cable.
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Re: Annoying rattle

Postby dapinky » Wed 19.03.2014, 14:11

abmunro wrote:Deff not the mirror as its hanging by the cable.


Aha, the old 'tight cable rattling arround inside the plastic windsceen trim' rattle?????
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