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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-14-2005, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Annyoing steering rattle

Has anyone else had this rattle from beneath the steering column. I have go to get this fixed or figured out. I hate little things like this.
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Yup!

Yes, I did...about 2 hours after delivery. If it's the same noise that I had: Pull off the lower dash section below the steering column, you can look up at the bottom of the column. There are 2 plates that lay, 1 on each side, beside the bracket that holds the column. If you lightly bump your fist on something solid you will hear the rattle. I had to slip a piece of thin foam, sticky on one side, between the plate on the drivers side of the column and the column bracket. It was tricky since it is VERY close, hence the rattle, and the foam is sticky on one side. I took a BIG flat bladed screw driver and opened the gap up enough to slide the foam in with another flat screw driver.

There isn't much room to get in there upside down, so it's pretty tough. My arms were killing me afterwards but no more rattle.

You can get the foam at any Hobby Lobby or the like.

Good luck...

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I will do anything to get rid of the sound. Thanks for the write up, I'll be doing it as soon as the rain stops. Don't want my baby to get wet.
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I will do anything to get rid of the sound. Thanks for the write up, I'll be doing it as soon as the rain stops. Don't want my baby to get wet.
I know what you mean! It was about 3-4 days before I could get mine fixed and it about drove me nuts!! Hopefully it's the same rattle and you can fix it the same as I did.

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Seems kinda common. I'll tackle it this weekend
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Got this fixed with the help of you guys. No more rattle
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Got this fixed with the help of you guys. No more rattle
Sweet! Glad I could help
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Thanks so much man. I am now very happy to drive here again
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Thanks so much man. I am now very happy to drive here again
Cool!
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Same issue

got my new goat... found a new rattle... same one you guys are talking about.

Silly question... how did you get the panel you're talking about off?
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