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best way to find/fix rattles and squeaks?

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    best way to find/fix rattles and squeaks?

    OK so lately while driving the t/a around i have started to notice a couple creaks and squeaks and rattles. is there anyone out there as deranged as i am to try and find them all? and if so has anyone found an easy way to do it, or am i going to have to sit in the backseat hunting the noises while i have a friend drive the car around? like always any input is greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Noises can be a bit tough to pinpoint sometimes, so a friend isn't a bad idea. I'd try to find them while stationary though. Likely places to check would be shocks, sway bar bushings, torque arm bushings, panhard bar, ect., anything related to suspension really. Rattles - heat shields, exhaust, torque arm, ect.

    Good luck!

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    Heat shield above the axle on the passenger side and the hatch itself are always likely suspects. A set of subframe connectors can help eliminate noises as it will stiffen up the body structure.

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    what jeff said. The only two continuious squeeks and rattles ive ever had have been from those two..

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    I had a annoying noise that I was able to finally determine that it was from my passenger LCA. I know it was from there because after I installed the new LCA's it is gone.

    Visual look and I could see nothing wrong with the stock bushing.

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    It really depends on the noises you are talking about.

    If its interior I recommend YOU drive while letting the friend look for squeeks LOL.

    The sail panels have velcro on them that is supposed to hold them and keep them from rattling. A good push on all the surface areas of the panel should make the panel stick again.


    In my car I really do not notice any squeeks, my damn z06 has more little rattles I hear randomly than the formula. May be the loud exhaust hiding it all though.

    The suggestions about suspension above are the best bet if its outside noise.


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    It's an Fbody. Those squeeks, rattles and pops come standard.

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    sorry for the delay i have been busy lately but thank you all for the input i will most definitely check all the things everyone mentioned, and i do already have the subframe connectors (3-point) so i dont know maybe i will check them as well, being that they are just the bolt on type. thanks again everyone!

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