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RAV 4 2002+ NOISE FIX / RATTLING PANELS
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RAV 4 NOISE RATTLE - PANEL FIX
customer of ours complained about some noise in her new
2002+ RAV 4
We went in to investigate:
We ruled out the aftermarket radio harness - also to prevent
any additional noise, we wrapped the aftermarket harness
in FOAM TAPE to prevent rattles (you can buy this in our
TOOLS department or search under FOAM TAPE)
ruled out the alarm wire rattling against factory heater/fan
boxes. We ducted tape the wire down so it won't hit against
it during bumps.
finally found a noise from the factory panel hitting the
METAL cross member (right of the gas pedal). Plastic hitting
metal. We isolated this with some foam tape - There is
a 2mm gap and the panel right of the gas pedal is very
flexible, as you rie over bulbs, it hits the metal cross
member making a 'tick' tick tick sound. Here is a freebie
- fix it.
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|If you need the foam tape (peel
back tape on one side, you can find it in our tools department)
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