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  • Rattle?

    Anyone got any ideas?

    When driving along (normally in traffic) between approx 20-40mph with the window down I can hear a slight metally rattling noise (can't hear it on idle/really slow or faster than 40ish due to wind noise). Can only hear it with the window up - it's not REALLY loud but it's there. Not like every second all the time but every few seconds or driving over slightly rough road (sry for poo explanation lol, best I can describe it).

    Had car on the ramp yesterday - was sure something was loose on the exhaust tbh but exhaust & heat shield are perfectly fine and secure and not knocking at all. Can't see anything else under the car it could be or anything in the engine that looks amiss from top or bottom (nor can mechanic that looked too) so am at a loss what it is.

    Don't think these are connected but in case they might be - discs & pads are totally shot and need replacing. Plus have the common fault code 124358 (which am struggling with as I've checked / replaced most things it can be )
    Last edited by Die_hard; 6 July 2011, 10:15 AM.
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  • #2
    Iv have the same 'matallic' rattle also. Its a wierd kinda noise but i was sure it was suspension related. What springs u running mate??

    2008 Arden Astra with a hint of Black

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    • #3
      Daps on the back with about 22k miles on and standard springs on the front with about 25k miles on them (DAP snapped a bit ago so put standards on from last car - have got 2 new daps to put back on the front sometime).

      Not got daps on have you? lol
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      • #4
        Have you got the Rarb on there too??? if so how long has it been fitted??

        2008 Arden Astra with a hint of Black

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        • #5
          Oh yeah forgot to say have got RARB on, but have given that a good banging and it seems perfectly secure too. RARB been on last 2 cars and done about 15k miles (been on this bus about 2k miles).

          When you actually want to find a problem you can't lol
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          • #6
            Thats your problem then pal, the rubbers on there dry out and start squeeking, If you take the rubbers out and smear them with grease you will find that the annoying squeek will dissapear.

            2008 Arden Astra with a hint of Black

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            • #7
              Aha. Nice one That sounds logical. Car's going back on the ramp next week so will give that a go. Muchos gracias

              (I presume the whole RARB will need to be taken off and put back on again yeah!?)
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              • #8
                No mate the rubbers should come off without taking the whole lot off. In time the grease drys out and the slightest movement on there results in a squeek.

                2008 Arden Astra with a hint of Black

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                • #9
                  Ah right, ok cheers for that. Much appreciated I'll let you know if it sorts it out.....
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                  • #10
                    No worries mate!!

                    2008 Arden Astra with a hint of Black

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                    • #11
                      Never greased anything up before (on a car anyway ), will this be ok to use? - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=130427105968
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