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Old 08-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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Annoying rattle from behind dash maybe?

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iv got an annoying rattle which seems to be coming from behind my dash somewhere... stangely it seems to be at its worst in the morning and when at low revs 1-2k and most noticable in 2nd and 3rd gears?

any ideas what it could be? although it sounds like its coming from behind the dash its just in the direction really and could be a number of things?

its starting to really annoy me and turning the radio up louder isnt always the best cure lol

please someone help me

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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Focus dashboards seem to be pretty solid generally. I suspect the noise is actually coming from under the bonnet. Have a check around the exhaust system, particularly for any loose heatshields.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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hmmm iv had a look under the bonnet yet tbh its quite difficult to pinpoint where its coming from, with it being at certain revs and gears i thought maybe it could be somethin mechanical? it definately sounds like a rattle tho..... :(
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It could be so many things. A second pair of eyes and ears is often a great help. Have you someone who could help you pinpoint the source of the noise?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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my mechanic has had a look and hes unsure what it is he sed he possibilities are endless :(
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Posted via FF MobileMake sure that plastic piece that goes across the bottom of the windscreen under the wipers isn`t rattling. seenit a few times on various cars, slight noise magnified by windshield glass can be quite loud, and it`s not a common thing to check when noise searching.....
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Is it from the passenger side?
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
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Posted via FF MobileMake sure that plastic piece that goes across the bottom of the windscreen under the wipers isn`t rattling. seenit a few times on various cars, slight noise magnified by windshield glass can be quite loud, and it`s not a common thing to check when noise searching.....
hmmm so outside the car the plastic top of the bonnet under the wipers where these go into, check this? Thanks for the advise i will check this also keep the ideas coming :d



And it seems to be coming from the drivers side i think or maybe in the middle somewhere?? i wudnt say its just the passenger side??

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my air vent and hood latch handle rattle a lot... i agree its very irritating, while you drive try holding down some things that could rattle....
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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yea its very annoying lol, iv tried i dnt think its coming from inside the car possibly something under the bonnet??

iv had the car 6 months now n this is the only thing i can fault it on lol
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