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Old 06-02-2004, 00:07   #1 (permalink)
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Bastard 'Rattle' coming from Drivers door

G'day Peoples,

Theres this bastard plastic clatter, rattle coming from the drivers door in my car. It developed on Sunday, and rattles basically everytime the car hits the slightest bump and its Really Really loud, even turning up the stereo doesnt work..... It soundls like its coming from somewhere around the front half of the door, and its a bloddy pain in the arse so if anyone can help me out as to where it is that would be good..

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Old 06-02-2004, 00:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bastard 'Rattle' coming from Drivers door

Rip the door trim off and find out...

Have you checked all the fittings on the door, armrest, window winder, the pocket that everyone puts paper in, on the bottom of the door? And the speaker... could be some sort of retaining bit that has fallen off.

Thats all i can suggest. If you do go into the door, look / feel along the bottom of the door, and then check things like connections in the door (pwr windows, central locking) to see if they've fallen out of their holders.

I drive an old car, if nothing's squeaking or rattling, THEN i worry.

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Old 06-02-2004, 01:08   #3 (permalink)
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Hahaha, yeah i'd give it a try but i hve no idea what to do to take the door trim off. I took off the handle screw and the armrest and the outer edge ones but its stuck at the top by the door lock.....
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Re: Bastard 'Rattle' coming from Drivers door

the door lock just pulls off, just the nob part, can take a bit of effort if its the first time off.
its held on near the window with clips against the window seal, again just needs some force to remove it
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Old 06-02-2004, 21:38   #5 (permalink)
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I bet its the plastic arm that connects the soleniod to the door lock pin on the top. I've got a similar sort of rattle on the passenger side but thankfully it isn't that loud. I know what it is but i just cant be bothered fixing it. Try smacking the door insert with your fist (not too hard of course) and see if it makes a difference... there's a shitload of foam in the door (in the fairmonts anyway) so maybe hitting it thing will make the arm settle into a position that doesn't cause grief.
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Old 06-03-2004, 00:20   #6 (permalink)
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Nah, If i hit it it just makes more noise...

Ill take off the trim this weekend.... see what happens
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The best thing to do is buy some of the weather strip foam, single sided sticky, and stick it under anything that can rattle, thats the only thing that worked in my doors.
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You may have had your Doors CD'd. Old CD's slid down into the door cavity past the window rubbers.

Nasty prank! especially in stop/go traffic. Clunk/Thump as it rolls.
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LMAO, thats not a bad one, i must remember it.
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