Author Topic: Rattles and squeaks...!  (Read 1046 times)

March 21, 2017, 01:25:16 PM
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Fudmucker

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I took the Scooby for my first trip on dirt in the Modimolle area.
She's quiet on tar and sand, but the moment the road gets corrugated,
she squeaks and rattles in the back like hell...!
 :o
I was running the Geolanders at 200kpa (deflated when hot).
I got SWAMBO to drive a while and I searched about in the back.
The roof liner at the center seat belt inertia reel mount rattles the worst.
Then there is a clatter behind the rear door covers where it says "air bag".
The polystyrene block squeak against the bodywork...
 ::)
Anyone got ideas to fix?
Like me, life is too short to be taken too seriously!

March 21, 2017, 03:06:11 PM
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berndp

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TURN UP THE RADIO VOLUME

Normally works quite well.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Seriously though, you'll just have elliminate 1 after the other.
Check, for instance:
Number plate
Rear door (5th) plastic trim (on the SG it rattles quite a bit)
Loose or broken bumper brackets
Loose towbar parts
Worn Calliper studs
Subaru Forester 2005 2.5 Xsel
Always looking for a tar free "road"
Brackenfell, W'Cape

September 09, 2017, 05:46:21 PM
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I killed one rattle today !
I had to remove the rear tonneau frame to get in a load.
I found the aluminium frame loose in the housing.
Strip of polyU foam strip and it is firm and silent. ;D
Next rattle...  ::)
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September 11, 2017, 01:26:28 PM
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Pics or it did not happen :D
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October 18, 2017, 10:15:06 AM
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My 2012 Forester is driving me crazy. I 'think' I have narrowed the squeaking down to the rubber supports that are supposed to keep the back door firm and steady, but HOW DO I SILENCE THEM?

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October 19, 2017, 10:13:01 AM
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apply a bit of that door ease

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Or try candle wax.
It won't be fixed permanently though.

A "permanent" fix is to adjust the rear door to close tighter, but that will mean you have to moer it closed, normally twice...
It gets frustrating. I re-adjusted my rear door again.

I recently found a squeek/rattle in a weird place. (was not looking for it, found it by chance)
The rear seat has a spring steel rod at the bottom that rubs on a metal bracket near the rear door/wheel arch (RH side in my case).
You must remove the seat to find it.

Another rattle i fixed with a hammer a (long)while ago, was the rear silencer against the towbar bracket, or something like that. It alos fixed the loose baffles in the silencer at the same time ;D ;D
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Brackenfell, W'Cape

October 19, 2017, 03:50:55 PM
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Wynandd

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My 2012 Forester is driving me crazy. I 'think' I have narrowed the squeaking down to the rubber supports that are supposed to keep the back door firm and steady, but HOW DO I SILENCE THEM?

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Check the long rubber stoppers can actually screw in and out in order to adjust the "boot" door. Slight adjustment there would seal better and make the door more solid.
Ex - 2007 Subaru Forester XS
Ex - 2008 Subaru Forester XT
Current - 2010 Subaru Forester XT

October 20, 2017, 01:23:38 PM
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My 2012 Forester is driving me crazy. I 'think' I have narrowed the squeaking down to the rubber supports that are supposed to keep the back door firm and steady, but HOW DO I SILENCE THEM?

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Check the long rubber stoppers can actually screw in and out in order to adjust the "boot" door. Slight adjustment there would seal better and make the door more solid.

SG does not have "screw" type stoppers at back, only for bonnet.
For the SG, those wedges at the back are slighty adjustable. You could also turn them around, so that they "lean" to the other side again. Might help, and it's worth the try.

If all that does not work, put in a CD from "Disturbed", and play at 27%(on stock radio) volume.  ;D ;D
Subaru Forester 2005 2.5 Xsel
Always looking for a tar free "road"
Brackenfell, W'Cape