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Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 PM
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Default Suspension Rattle

Hi guys!
I have a rattle coming from the right rear of my GTI.
It's had the rattle since I got it a few months ago.
Previous owner installed Raceland Coilovers.
The sound seems to be coming from inside rather than outside, but I have checked the hatch, and all panels and nothing seems to be the problem, so I need help!
Is there an upper shock mount that could be loose from inside the rear of the car? It sounds like it could be something like that, but I am not sure how to tell or how to fix it.
On rough roads and freeways it sounds like it is smacking against something.
Any ideas or information would help!
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The top of the shocks mount to the frame they're not inside the car as for some cars.

Might wanna check all your rear bushings. There's not so many moving parts back there to be honest.
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could be the Monsoon amp in the trunk as well.
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I'll take a look at all the bushings, but it definitely sounds like its coming from inside the car. More like somewhere between the rear seats and the hatch area inside the panels.
Is there anything back there on the passenger side?
I'm pretty sure the amp is on the driver's side rear.
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Bump before you reported back about the bushings?
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That's what I was thinking haha.
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Sorry about that. All of the bushings look good.
Had a chance to jack it up today and take a look.
Nothing really seems loose underneath.
It really sounds like an interior noise.
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I actually had this problem a couple weeks ago, I've got racelands too and the right rear was rattling so i pulled it and the top nut on the shock needed to be tightened down. I'd pull the shock out and check it out
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Awesome! Thanks, I'll take a look at it. That sounds like it could be what's going on with mine. It sounds like a suspension problem because driving on the freeway on bumpy sections it almost makes a slapping noise like something is loose but on smooth roads you don't really hear anything.
I'll take a look at it. The previous owner told me he put them on a few weeks before I bought the car, so maybe he was rushing and didn't get something tight.
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UPDATE:
Found and fixed the problem.
Right rear shock mount was loose.
One of the bolts was not tightened all the way and rattle is completely gone after tightening.
Thanks for the help!
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Cool thanks for updating the thread. Lets others know what to look for if they have a similar issue.
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