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Old Jun 23rd, 2002, 09:11 AM
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Question Rattle in the rear

I have a rattle/sqeaks coming from the rear suspension? It has been there from day one, noticed it only after turning the stereo down but it is getting much louder. Anyone else know about this? Talked with the dealer and I will take it in as soon as I can and let you know what they say. I have also now had the tire indicator and DSC indicator come on and stay on twice when the car is started. It has so far cleared itself after a second start after stopping some where and rolling down the road, first time it cleared I heard that big clunk...

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Old Jun 23rd, 2002, 10:46 PM
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Tailgate creak groan rattle

Hi, I spent the afternoon looking for a creaking and groaning noise coming from the inside rear of the S.

Now i'm back to bumpy MI roads it creaks and knocks on every bump. It can also be invoked going up and don the kerb from the road to my driveway.

It seems to be the plastic cover of the inside of the tailgate - the piece next to the latch - with the two molded pull-down handles.

I played with the screw-in and out rubber spacers on the left and right side of the tailgate - this had some effect , but adjustment is really critical to ensure that the latch doesn't sit loose and vibrate, and also to ensure that panels are flush between tailgate and wings on the exterior.

I next put some foam tape inside the plastic cover and the tailgate - thinking it was the plastic interfering with tailgate. This had a small effect, but problrm not cured.

One thing I noticed was that no matter what I did I could push on the tailgate (around the cooper badge or on the opposite side same place) and make the groaning sound. seems like something is stressed too much somewhere,

It is definitely tailgate/tailgate trim related (or trim it is in contact with), as I drove with the tailgate open and the noise was not there.

Any ideas or experiences - its really annoying!
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Old Jun 24th, 2002, 02:45 AM
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rattles

The mechanism for the rear wiper is behind the panel mentioned here. It's possible that there is slight contact between this panel and the motor wires or washer pump hose. This would cause a noise from the area of that panel (tailgate inner lower finisher).
The finisher is also held in place with many small metal clips. It is possible one has fallen off and is rattling around inside the bottom of the tailgate.
Ask your dealer to check. It should take him 5 minutes.
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Old Jun 24th, 2002, 09:14 PM
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Thanks, after posting and surfing the forums I realised the latch mechanism was loose and had shifted rearward.

I got the torx30 out and moved it full towards the front of the car and the rattle has dissapeared - problem fixed. Looks like the torque setting needs increasing ?

Thanks everyone.
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Old Jun 25th, 2002, 08:40 AM
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Glad to hear it's fixed. Now get on and enjoy your car
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Old Jun 30th, 2002, 01:17 AM
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Rattle in the tail gate

I have the problem cured. I live in a small town in Western Qld Australia where the roads are terrible. My tailgate rattled all the way home from my dealers (500km) I played around with all the plastic panels in the back.. Forget about the plastic I am sure you will fin it is the metal latch that holds the dalgate down. Get some foam sticky tape ( you know the stuff which looks like sticky tape with foam on top and wrap it around the latch ( the metal U looking thing) I have since done 5000km with out a rattle

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Old Jul 4th, 2002, 04:57 AM
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I think Brett is right. My Mini had it's first oil change the other week. Whilst it was in the garage I asked them to sort out the rattle coming from my boot area, which they did.

As far as I can see, all they did was wrap some electricians tape around the boot latch. Sorted.
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I had an annoying rattle in the rear that turned out to be the seatbelts. I'd had two passengers back there and when they got out, the seatbelt clips held the buckles up high rather than down at the bottom. They were slapping against the plastic sides of the car, causing quite a racket. With them down, the rattle is gone. If I don't close the hatch/boot properly then I can get a little rattle so perhaps I will add electrical tape to the latch as well but check those seatbelts too!

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If your dealer has "fixed" the problem by wrapping tape of some sort over the latch, I would recommend asking them to instead adjust the latch mechanism as one of the other posters discovered. Combining this technique with the adjustable rubber bump stops on the hatch cures all of the problems we've encountered.

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I discovered more tape at the weekend - wrapped around the rear seat latches.

Wonder what else is being held together with tape....??
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Creaks 'n rattles

I have had my Chili Red Mini Cooper for 2 months. Almost every week a new rattle shows up. I am quite unhappy with build quality. Both door panels rattle, there is a very bad rattle under the dash to the left of steering column. I also have the rattle in the rear which sounds like loose suspension. I attended the US Mini Meet East and while there had the new Mini dealer (open for 2 weeks) in Charlston SC put the car on the lift and look for loose components but none were found. I will try some of the suggestions listed here. Anyone else had noisy door panels and creaking dash?

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Re: Creaks 'n rattles

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I have had my Chili Red Mini Cooper for 2 months. Almost every week a new rattle shows up. I am quite unhappy with build quality. Both door panels rattle, there is a very bad rattle under the dash to the left of steering column. I also have the rattle in the rear which sounds like loose suspension. I attended the US Mini Meet East and while there had the new Mini dealer (open for 2 weeks) in Charlston SC put the car on the lift and look for loose components but none were found. I will try some of the suggestions listed here. Anyone else had noisy door panels and creaking dash?

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I had a very bad rattle under the dash to the left of steering column (actually in the footwell) on the day of delivery. I found out it was the cover under the dash (looks like a fuse cover) I wasn't sure what it was. Anyway, it wasn't closed properly so I closed it and the rattle had never come back. Hope this help...

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try putting a folded business card in between the top of the door bin and the start of the bright silver door trip I noticed my drivers door was rattling this has fixed it to date
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Unhappy got my rattles 'fixed'

I had a whole concerto of rattles in the back of my Mini One (April 02) including one from the suspension area. My local mini dealer claimed to have fixed the problem by re-positioning the exhaust box 'slightly'. I'm not sure what 'slightly' infers or what was supposed to have been affecting the exhaust in the first place. Mind you, it seems to have worked.

Incidentally, having had the main computer component replaced last week (lights flashing all over the place) I now have a very scary grinding motor noise coming from somewhere in the vicinity of the ABS block (on the RHD version, left passenger side high in the engine near the windscreen). Plus, my alarm is setting itself off and my tire pressure monitor triggers every 30 miles or so.

So mine is off to hospital again today for the second week in a row. No problems until I hit 5,000 miles, but havoc ever since. 6,014 miles on the clock... how many more is the question???


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