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Old 12-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #276
Zillon
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Originally Posted by Twenty View Post
That is sad to hear. It must be really bad.
Yeah. Can't say I'm surprised, though.

While I was working on the car yesterday, I discovered that there was an air-gap under the strut tower where the firewall is pinch-welded to the strut tower, and it rattled when I tapped it with the butt-end of a rubber-handled screwdriver. I thought I might have finally found the solution, so I attempted to duplicate what Lipshurt did by sliding a piece of plastic into the airgap, but it made no difference in the noise.

Here's a photo of the area:


So, off to the dealer it goes, now.
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