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Old 11-29-2005, 01:49 PM
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is there a typical rattling sound that the rls get. I cant locate mine. sounds like it is coming from the passenger side.
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have you owned the car since new? has this just started?
 
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:36 PM
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I didn't buy it new, and I think that it made the noise a little bit when we bought the car. What are you thinking
 
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Is it more of a squeek? Try placing your hand on the hard plastic piece that surrounds the stick shift. I recently purchased an RL (3 weeks ago) and it makes a squeeking noise when a accelerate or go over bumps. It took me a while to figure out that it is the hard plastic piece moving during these manuevers that makes the noise. If I press on the plastic piece the noise stops. Otherwise I have not figured out how to fix this and dealer claims that when it test drove vehicle noise was not present.
 
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it doesnt matter if it wasnt present..you drive a newer vehicle...is there no B2B warranty?
 
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Yeah, I noticed that my rl has a rattling sound from the passenger side if I go over some bumps at low speeds. It sounds like loose exhaust pipe or something, anyone has this too?
 
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Hi Everyone


With 120K on my 97 RL, I had a rattle in passenger side front end. Happens at low speeds on bad roads. Gets progressively worse. Cost me $1000 (dealer) to change out upper control arms. Fixed the problem. Now at 220K, I have the same rattle (almost like a thump when I hit low speed bumps). Don't know if I'd do it again.


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Even when you bring your checkbook the dealer cant always diagnose those or sometimes any problems..they are getting pretty bad as fixers of the vehicles that they sell:[img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]


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rattles are hard as hell to chase.



when a car is on a lift where eyes can see it, there are no bumps to drive over



when the car is on the road its hard to see inside the fender and look at the suspension.



so techs resort to wiggling stuff, banging,and prying in order to see if they can get it to make any noise.



try to find out exactly what causes the noise...



engine speed

bumps. 1 wheel or all

temp outside

engine temp

speed of vehicle

turning is it worse or not



take a note pad with you and write this down because it can save the tech some time and help pinpoint it.



and with that info i bet we here can narrow it down for you.


 
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