Jim Nazium Posted March 23, 2007 Share Posted March 23, 2007 OK, I been through the front Dash fix, in fact there is a service bulletin to fix that annoying "tick-tick". You would think that a mid year 06 production they would of incorporated the fix at the factory given that the service bulletin was issued back in Oct 05. Anyhoot, all the dealers seem to know about this type of rattle and it involves disassembly of the front dash so as to line the front air defroster vent with some felt so that when the part sits up against the underside of the front dash opening the two pieces do not "tick-tick" under load. 2nd fix for rattle. Drivers seat, you might hear a occasional ticking or cracking sound while driving. Sounds like its coming from the footwell of the rear passenger seat on the drivers side. Fix for that is to place 4 little felt (I use the 1/2" round, soft part of the hook and loop ends only) pads at the four corners for the rear of the front drivers seat map pocket. 3rd fix for rattles. I got upset when the dealer said the rear cargo creak and rattle was due to a mis-aligned cargo door hatch (happy when they said that was the cure, not happy after the fact), damn, how did that sucker leave the factory like that. Anyhoot, it didn't quiet down the rattles completely. It may have been one of many sources for rattles, but in the symphony of creaks, rattles, and ticks, who could tell. Have the dealer none the less check and adjust the rear cargo door. Then, open both floor storage bins, and remove the plastic shells for each of the three doors. Then, underline each plastic bin on the bottom side (fwiw, the felt strips I used were once again the soft part of the hook and loop strips) that lies between the bottom of the plastic and the cargo floor. I laid down strips across all the lower portions of the bottom "chassis" of the plastic storage bins. Then I laid some strategic strips (fwiw, the felt strips I used were once again the soft part of the hook and loop strips) as well as some of the "hook" part of the hook and loop tape. The reason for this is to take up some of the slack that exist between the spring loaded doors and the bottom of the plastic bins. As well the male portion of the hook and loop tape actually sticks the to underside of the door bins which happen to be the factory fuzzy carpeting. Don't use too much, otherwise when you press the release mechanism for the pop up storage bin it won't pop lol. Also, there are three tools in the storage area that need some "stuffing", iow I put some material around the small socket used to lower the spare tire, as well as a couple of the extension tools and the prop used to hold up the bigger storage bin door. One last thing, get some bubble wrap and put some under the main tool storage bin on the underneath side, since there are two components for the vehicle mounted there that are made of stamped aluminum that resonate and "ping" like a golf club hitting a ball. The bubble wrap goes a long way as a damper, hence no more resonating. My cargo area is now quiet. 4th fix for rattle. The spare tire shell that sits against the spare tire, I lined around the 10 little openings some female hook and loop tape to the underside of the plastic shell, hence it is not visible. Also, where the twist off circular shell sits up against the main plastic shell, I lined that as well with 4 pieces of female hook and loop tape to the 4 spots that lock in to the main plastic shell. Spare tire shell is now quiet. 5th fix for rattle. The exhaust heat shield rattles. Take it to the dealer and have them tighten, replace or whatever it is they do to remove this annoying rattle. The heat shield is underneath the vehicle directly below the front passenger and rear passenger seat, hence it sounds like an interior rattle when in fact it is an outside source for noise. 6th fix for rattle. Have the dealer replace some exhaust bushing with newer rubber exhaust clamps. They became so loose that the rear muffler would bang against the exhaust shield found between the rear muffler and the spare tire. Fixed the clanging noise. Anybody else care to share, or require any more specific info on what I used or how I fixed those rattles let me know... Cheers, MadloR Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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