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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-02, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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rattle in seat of AUII XR8 ute

Hi,

I have a rattle in my passenger seat in the ute that is driving me nuts. It's located on the console side and I have no idea what it may be as I'm not sure of how to remove the plastic shroud that is covering everything up.

Any ideas on how to remove this?

I find it so annoying that my XR8 leather sports seat and the general passenger side is rattley and my old 99 AU is tight as a drum.


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do a search for another thread on this one. This problem was solved by someone else a coupla months ago. From memory it was simple too.

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you might want to talk to Space Lord (Alex) about this one. he knows a thing or two about AU seats.

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I posted these words of wisdom in the earlier thread, came to me via a Ford engineer ;

"....re rattle in passenger seat on utes. The issue is caused by a resonant "shake" that is different to sedans and the noise is from the gear teeth on the back adjuster. That is, the seat is flopping back and forward on the gear teeth, put a pasenger in or some other load on the seat back and it goes away. The usual "fix" is to simply lay the seatback back a bit further to put some preload on the gear teeth..... "

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Ahh,

Alas I have tried that as I thought it was something like that - right up, right down but the noise still continues to torment.

I'll give it another go today but don't expect it to work

Surely there must be something do do - the other thread I read concerned a rusty washer and this is the thing I want to investigate.

So how do I remove the plastice shroud around the seat?
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Try removing the inner cover that hides the bolt which holds the seat back in place. Under this you'll see a slotted push on washer. Give this a lube, spray really gets in, and make sure its on properly.
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Try removing the inner cover that hides the bolt which holds the seat back in place. Under this you'll see a slotted push on washer. Give this a lube, spray really gets in, and make sure its on properly.
Great but where do I start - do you mean the cover on the console side? IF so how does it come off?

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yeah thats the one. Just pull it, its only held on by some plastic tabs.
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yeah thats the one. Just pull it, its only held on by some plastic tabs.
Excellent that's exactly what I wanted to know - I'll be ripping that off this afternoon I think and hopefully fix that damn rattle!

Other than that my other optin if to buy a 20kg bag of rice and whack it in the passenger seat :-)
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