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Old 09-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #1174
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
It was posted in here and in another thread I believe, but if you have a RATTLE when going over bumps/potholes at lower speeds, IT IS NOT THE SUSPENSION.

It is the coolant reservoir rattling!

I had this annoying rattle for as long as I could remember AND WAS 110% POSITIVE IT WAS THE SUSPENSION...welp this weekend I finally saw a thread about sticking a sponge underneath the coolant reservoir and an AC line. Instead of a sponge I bought 1/2 inch thick pipe insulation. If I could have found an inch thick pipe insulation it would have been perfect, but instead I tucked extra material under the 1/2 inch pipe insulation so it fit snugly between the AC line and the bottom of the reservoir.

THE RATTLING HAS STOPPED COMPLETELY.
Thanks for the heads up, mine is more of a clunk / popping sound when coming to a stop, or slowing down. Sounds like struts or something but I suppose it could be something else. Still can't find the TSB link.
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