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*HELP* Metallic rattle on outside of car front end @ low speed

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by 735l4wh0r3, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. 735l4wh0r3

    735l4wh0r3 Member

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    I've got a rattle that has recently developed (14k mi 19' AWD) originally though it might be related to my winder tire swap. It has progressively gotten worse. I need to make a service ticket, we don't have service centers in NM so wanted to see if anyone has ideas what to check before having mobile show up, or driving a day to a service center.

    1. Mostly notice at very low speed like pulling into my garage.
    2. Speed bumps (at speed) don't seem to invoke
    3. Side to side suspension forces seem to exacerbate (pushing on car while parked doesn't do it)
    4. Sounds like an empty rattle-can, about the same volume... So yeah pretty loud

    Noise starts around 1:12
    tesla-rattle.mp4
     
  2. webbah

    webbah Member

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    Theres a single screw that holds the wheel hub to the disc. perhaps this backed out and is bouncing around inside the rim? Pull the wheel off and check that 10mm screw perhaps. The screw isn't really needed anyway as it's main purpose is during factory assembly of the hub to the disc. I've removed mine altogether as they don't fit with my custom rims.
     
  3. 735l4wh0r3

    735l4wh0r3 Member

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    Thanks Webbah... That was the first thing I though about. I double checked it.
     
  4. Dolemite

    Dolemite is my name

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    Windshield wipers are also too close together when stowed.
     

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