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Old 04-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Radiator over flow bottle causes front end noise

The raidator over flow bottle bounces up and down when you go over bumps and ridges in the road. Check it out just slap it up and down with your hand to see if it is the same noise you have when you drive. if so just try wedging a rag or something around it to keep it from flopping around and drive your car again. You may find this is your problem with clunking in the right front end that the dealears cant fix.


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Old 04-27-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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This is the type of thing that I think we are hearing. The techs at the dealer are not morons even though when they can't find the problem we might think that. I have gone through and checked the suspension pieces and they are all tight and strong. I did find many rattles under he hood though, like the hood support rod, which rattles like crazy. Insulating it did nt fix it though. So it's something similar. On mine the water bottle makes zero noise.

My hood rattled a bit too, and I'm still thinking that might be it. I insulated all of the plastic liners under the body etc. Those all made noise too, but they were not the main thing I'm hearing.

Mine definitely is the worst when the engine compartment is cold. Once it has been driving for about 15 minutes, the noise goes almost totally away
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Mine seems to only happen when I have a passenger sitting up front. I really never notice the sound on my commute into work but if I drive myself and one other co-worker to lunch its definitely there. It sounds like a shock mount that isn't tightened down or a lose strut tower bolts. I noticed if I tap my brake pedal it also makes the same sound which makes me wonder if the noise is coming from maybe under the dash possible or tied to the brake somehow.

On my way home with just me in the car the noise is gone again.

So bizarre!
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'll check mine out
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Mine seems to only happen when I have a passenger sitting up front. I really never notice the sound on my commute into work but if I drive myself and one other co-worker to lunch its definitely there. It sounds like a shock mount that isn't tightened down or a lose strut tower bolts. I noticed if I tap my brake pedal it also makes the same sound which makes me wonder if the noise is coming from maybe under the dash possible or tied to the brake somehow.

On my way home with just me in the car the noise is gone again.

So bizarre!
Maybe its your Brake Caliper
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