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Old 11-01-2006, 06:28 AM   #1
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2 questions... Having Minor (?) issues ** UPDATED **

Hi Guys-

2 things happening with the box that I need to ask about.

1st, when I hit certain speeds, a fast rattling noise comes out from around the gauge cluster until I accelerate out of that speed. It sounds EXACTLY like when my speedometer cables would get jacked up in my old vw bugs. I assume thatís what it is, but Iím curious if any of you have heard this.

2nd, my rear tires are getting louder and louder. The roaring is getting worse and I constantly check the tire pressure. They seem to be wearing even, and was aligned 4 months ago. It seems to be coming from the right rear the most, but that could be just me... Does this sound like bad tires? Mis aligned? Iím going crazy?

Any thoughts on this is appreciated!

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Old 11-01-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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Don't know what the noise is, but it is an electronic cluster and there is no cable like in the old cars.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:21 AM   #3
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how many miles are on those rears?
they get louder the more they start looking like shaved r-comps.
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how many miles are on those rears?
they get louder the more they start looking like shaved r-comps.
Hard to say, I bought the car used. They still have a great deal of tread left. Would being out of alignment cause the excess noise?

Tool pants, thank you for that- now I have some noise finding to do!
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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When I bought my car used, the rear tires had plenty of tread left, but they were cupped on the inside due to misalignment. I didn't realize how loud they were until I had a flat and put on a new set of rear tires.

The cupping was much more obvious with the wheel off the car than on.
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When I bought my car used, the rear tires had plenty of tread left, but they were cupped on the inside due to misalignment. I didn't realize how loud they were until I had a flat and put on a new set of rear tires.

The cupping was much more obvious with the wheel off the car than on.

Ahhh, that makes sense. I was hoping to avoid buying a new set of tires... but now I wonít feel so bad taking the off ramps a little harder and wearing them a bit!
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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I've got a little rattle too - Did some noise finding myself, and found that when I push down on the dash piece that covers the gauges, it stops. Not sure how to silence it though...

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Old 11-01-2006, 08:36 PM   #8
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The roaring is most likely the inside of the rear tire rubbing on the shock.
When you take the wheels off see if you can see a burn mark on the shock itself.
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Got the car back from the dealership- it was the right rear wheel bering.
Not sure why I didnt think of that when I made the post...

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