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rattle coming from rear of car

Hey, had my S for 9 months now (from brand new, 58 plate) its got just under 11,000 miles on it and over the last 2 months i've been hearing a rattling coming from the rear of the car. Just over the weekend there it's actually gotten worse, i've had the parcel shelf out and driven without it, had the rear seats down to see if its any of these things causing the noise but it's not?? it's going in on Friday for them to have a look at it. it's SO annoying.

Also, don't know if anyone else has had this problem. But just last night I filled my tank right up and I usually get around 50 miles out of the first bar of fuel, I only managed to get onto the motorway this morning and the first bar light went out!!! I had only done 10 miles??!!!!! This is the 2nd time this has happened, wonder if anyone else had this?

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Have you checked the tyre pressures lately, as this could effect both fuel and may cause a vibration due to the uneven wear?
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ive got a rattling too but not investergated it yet but did think mine was the bar that runs through the rear shelf
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Have you checked the tyre pressures lately, as this could effect both fuel and may cause a vibration due to the uneven wear?

Hi, yes tyres are fine, pressures and tread. Weird thing is my petrol lasted me well last week from full

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Is there any wear at all showing on the tyres, either one side or the other? If so it mabe the tracking!
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Is there any wear at all showing on the tyres, either one side or the other? If so it mabe the tracking!

Would my car not crab or have vibration in the steering if that was out? All wear is even on all my tyres, rattles only seem to happen going over the bumps and dips on the damn crappy scottish roads and mostly at low speed (below 30ish)

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only if it was the front wheels that were out of line, if the back ones are not right they maybe trying to fight each other.
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only if it was the front wheels that were out of line, if the back ones are not right they maybe trying to fight each other.

ah ok thanks, sorry, not the most bright (yes i am a woman but don't hold that against me) I guess I will just need to find out on Friday. But talking of the tyres, I'm not too keen on them, they are Continental's they came on the flame spokes and I don't like them compared to my old 18" Dunlop's on my old cooper. Hope its not something major, thanks for info anyway!

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ive got a rattling too but not investergated it yet but did think mine was the bar that runs through the rear shelf

I've just fixed a rattle on my R56 MCS & it was the bracket that the rear seat backs clip on to (the one that you can swing up to put the seat back uprigjht).

If you banged the seat back then you could hear the rattle. To fix it I loosened the two bolts holding the bracket & slid it up a bit. That seemed to take up some slack & the noise went away.

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Quote: Originally Posted by scottish_girly (original)
Hey, had my S for 9 months now (from brand new, 58 plate) its got just under 11,000 miles on it and over the last 2 months i've been hearing a rattling coming from the rear of the car. Just over the weekend there it's actually gotten worse, i've had the parcel shelf out and driven without it, had the rear seats down to see if its any of these things causing the noise but it's not?? it's going in on Friday for them to have a look at it. it's SO annoying.

Also, don't know if anyone else has had this problem. But just last night I filled my tank right up and I usually get around 50 miles out of the first bar of fuel, I only managed to get onto the motorway this morning and the first bar light went out!!! I had only done 10 miles??!!!!! This is the 2nd time this has happened, wonder if anyone else had this?


Hi
we have replaced a few of the rear anti-roll bar links rods and rubber bushes , these can cause a rattle, it would be worth asking them to check these for you, they should sort the problem for you

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we have replaced a few of the rear anti-roll bar links rods and rubber bushes , these can cause a rattle, it would be worth asking them to check these for you, they should sort the problem for you

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I had my rubber bushings replaced front and rear. Shocking really that these shold be making noise after only 17k miles on my car! Now, only at the weekend I noticed another noise coming from the driver's side - this time more of a squeak/knock noise - could this be the anti-roll bar link rods going Chris?
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I'd listen to Chris. I've had the same problems as you've been having; whereas I've had my car since March 2007. Mini garage had done all the usual fixings to see whether the rattling noise had stopped (i.e. taping fabric tape to the rear seating clips, etc), but its still there. Well, sometimes, only when I go over fat sleeping policemen.

In regards to the fuel consumption, I would highly doubt that it'd be anything to do with the tracking or the tyres. I've had this a few times, somedays after filling up, I'd get more mileage from the first bar and on others, I'd get less. However, with 10 miles only.. Definitely worth mentioning to the garage on Friday.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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