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Default Really Annoying Rattle! - 28th November 2014, 03:34 PM

Hi Guys,

My R53 has developed a REALLY annoying rattle from the back of the car. It's only there when at low revs, ie: idling or pulling away (in any gear) with low revs.

It sounds kind of metallic and when I tap the rear bumper firmly it makes the same noise. I have looked underneath and the exhaust and heatshield seem solid.

Any ideas? Not really confident with ragging the rear bumper off!

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Default Re: Really Annoying Rattle! - 28th November 2014, 08:27 PM

Rattles can be a pig to find.

Don't be scared about taking the bumper off mate. It's really really easy and unless you do it with an angle grinder or big hammer you shouldn't damage anything.
  
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Default 29th November 2014, 07:08 AM

Rear box baffles?
  
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Default 29th November 2014, 11:05 AM

I had a bad rattle from the back of our R53 many moons ago ..... Took ages to find what it was , thought it was the bumper or the exhaust, but it turned out to be the tailgate latch. The solution was to put a few wraps of insulation tape around the D latch on the tailgate. Might be worth a quick look?


  
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Default 30th November 2014, 11:00 PM

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I had a bad rattle from the back of our R53 many moons ago ..... Took ages to find what it was , thought it was the bumper or the exhaust, but it turned out to be the tailgate latch. The solution was to put a few wraps of insulation tape around the D latch on the tailgate. Might be worth a quick look?
Thanks for the replies, been too busy this weekend. Will have a look at the latch tomorrow at least before taking the bumper off.

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