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    Rattling noise

    Hey guys, theres a rattling noise coming from the rear of my car when I go over bumps. I'm 99% sure its the struts, but what else could it be? I don't want to replace my struts till FFP comes out with the coilover struts for the front too. There was a question somewhere in there..
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    struts, strut mounts...exhaust hanger broke making exhaust rattle (my current problem )...could be lotz of different things...those are the first things that come to mind...
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    I'm having the same problem too its annoyin I just havent done anything about it. I really don't notice it unless I dont have my music low or off.
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    i had that problem with a loose heat shield. might check those
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    Do the obvious and free stuff first. Take everything out of your trunk, check and make sure the spare tire and jack are tightened down.

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    I've done that, everythings tightened down, no heat shields left (to speak of at least), and the only loose thing was my p/s pulley, but it was doing it before I put that in there. If its my struts, I don't really care, but I don't want to put money into it till next spring.
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    it could be the monoleaf.

    i have new struts all around, but the rear suspension is loud as hell on my car
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    why dont you get the rear leaf pucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth
    why dont you get the rear leaf pucks?
    because my whole monoleaf is shot. the back of my car sags. i only have two small tool bags, a jack, and a small socket set in my trunk too.
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    how to you know its shot? Im gonna get the puck things tommorow, my back ends lower then the front but I dont think its fuxord

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    What are these puck things you speak of?
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    I had a bad rattle too, but replacing the strut mounts didn't fix the problem. After I replaced the struts themselves, the problem went away, but even now I still hear a little rattle over really bad bumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth
    how to you know its shot? Im gonna get the puck things tommorow, my back ends lower then the front but I dont think its fuxord
    how are the bushings on the end of the monoleaf somehow strengthen the monoleaf and raise the back of the car to it's correct heigth?
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    Well, I'm almost 100% positive now my struts are broke. God damn Detroit roads. I think I did them off going to the MCR show last night.
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    I had one similar noise on my 89 . I could not find it until i accidently hit the gas tank while i was under the car . It seem like the plastic baffles inside the tank are broken or loose, and they vibrate when going over bump . And i'm not repairing it until i have to change the gas pump. The wife is driving it and she's not complaining so.
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