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Old September 16th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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Rattling from load area

Does anyone else notice a rattling coming from the load area when hitting bumps on the road? It seems like if I had some weight back there it wouldn't rattle, but now whenever I hit a bump the whole load area rattles almost as if it is disconnected. Any ideas?
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Old September 16th, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Tire Carrier loose? There is a tensioner screw to cut down on the rattle by bracing the rack up against the rear door?
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Old September 16th, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Maybe a dumb question, but do you have a rear seat?
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:07 AM
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Sounds like it could be that tire carrier and door hinges. Mine rattles from time to time. Once I tighten the hinge bolts and screws the rattling is gone.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 02:10 AM
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Beast-Lee's joints also rattle 'n shake. She's always talking to me... telling me she's tired of carrying a heavy spare tire on her rear and that things need to be firmed up a little. that the back (top) door hinge should be tightened on a daily basis but preferably replaced with a new one, and that the back window needs tissues stuffed in it to keep it quiet when going faster than 30mph. can't have her falling apart on me so seeing to these little issues
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Old September 17th, 2008, 09:48 AM
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I'd say rear tire. Mine does the same thing.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the response guys. It turns out the roll cage was loose & making a lot of noise. I previously discounted this idea because of the amount of noise it was making, but once I tightened up the screws, noise was gone! Thanks again!
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Which roll cage bolts were loose?
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Old September 19th, 2008, 01:06 PM
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The rear bolts were loose and/or missing.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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Did you loctite them?
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