Originally Posted by vegachicago
Yep, I'm in chicago too and its cold. My rattle is exterior based. I've been using a wireless microphone and getting close. I've pinned all loose plastic panels and wheel well liners with those Ford plastic inserts with the plastic push in screws. My interior is quiet, no complaints. My microphone says its in the nose area. Of course, rattles like this can be telescoped from other areas. Gonna keep trying cause the dealer is useless for something like this - went to the dealer several times and say they can't replicate. They won't let me take them to a proper area where I can replicate. Like I said, useless so I'll do it myself.
Fwiw take a look at the coolant recovery bottle. Others have reported it rattles. Mine did too, but a cardboard shim solved the problem. May be an unlikely source, but it's in the general area...