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Old 12-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Annoying squeak solved!

Well, I accidentally figured out what was causing that totally annoying little squeak behind my head. I thought it might be the seat belt bolt, the aluminum engine compartment lid or screw downs, part of the convertible top mechanism, or the door latch.

It was my rear speaker shelf (the one you put aftermarket speakers in, not the bose unit or the ratty leatherette bag). I removed it for my tech inspection (just to make it faster for them) and on the 30 minute drive up to the dealership with the top up, it was squeak free!

You have no idea how annoying that squeak has been to me for the last three years and how nice it was to drive without it. It was even better than when your woman gets a bad case of laryngitis!

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Old 12-01-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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That's awesome!
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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You have no idea how annoying that squeak has been to me for the last three years and how nice it was to drive without it. It was even better than when your woman gets a bad case of laryngitis!
Oh my goodness three years...I would have gone insane in less than a year. Couldnt you just kick yourself for not finding this before now. I have had a rattle in my car for about 3 months. It is worst at idle with the stiff engine mounts that I have. I have checked everything while sitting at idle and while driving. You know the driving while leaning over and pressing on the inside upper panel of the open glovebox kinda thing, with no success. A couple days ago my son got in the car and said whats that rattle. I assured him that it could not be found without pulling the dash apart so he need not look for it. In less than 30 seconds he said "Dad its your emergency brake handle". He put his finger on the end of the handle and sweet quiet bliss. Thanks Nathan.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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You have no idea how annoying that squeak has been to me for the last three years and how nice it was to drive without it. It was even better than when your woman gets a bad case of laryngitis!

I'm sorry Randall, but for me the best part is the line about "the woman" having laryngitis. Classic.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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See when your daily driver is 22 years old and has 252,000 miles, you tend to tune out all but the loudest squeeks.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:36 AM   #6
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kpm, the same could be said about my wife, but she hasn't been 22 years old in 31 years.

I'm gonna regret typing that. I just know it.
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I am going to tell your wife what you said.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
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kpm, the same could be said about my wife, but she hasn't been 22 years old in 31 years.

I'm gonna regret typing that. I just know it.
Must be lots of jewelry stores there in Houston, huh?
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Norm, if you do I won't be your friend any longer.

BTW, we'll both be driving at the DE this weekend in College Station. Come out and cheer us on and do some parade laps at noon!

kpm, I have been to far too many of those jewelry stores, thank you very much. "Open mouth, insert foot" is the story of my life.

Reminds me of a joke I heard a farmer tell another farmer:

Bob John: "Hey Fred, I listen to country music in my truck. What do you listen to?"

Fred: "My wife ******************** at me."
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #10
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Lol!! This thread is hillarous

Glad that rattle wasn't a big problem..


I had something like that, for a few days I heard a little relay unlatching something.. try to find it, but it was very incontinuous... ended up it was my Camera (Canon DSLR) laying on the passenger floor witch had the 'internal popup flash' button depressed and was trying to pop it out.. :P

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