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New squeak, new roll/rattle, worrisome gap...

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by xytor, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    Hi,
    Over the weekend I accidentally took some pretty violent bumps while accelerating. I think I may have even caught a bit of air... :eek:

    Anyway, I've noticed a new squeak that is pretty constant when the car is moving, something is rolling around when I turn, and there's a gap on the bottom plate... (pictured). Although I don't know if the gap is new. Is it supposed to be like that?

    What do y'all think?

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  2. spaceballs

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    #2 spaceballs, Mar 2, 2015
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    If you have the same gap other side, if yes, then I personally not worry, unless you see other damage.
    If you dont have the same gap on the other side, and it's only the undertray part then your likely fine.
     
  3. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    There is the same gap on the other side. I was just hoping somebody here could look under their own roadster 1.5 and see if it's there :)
     
  4. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    Mystery number 2 solved:
    The rolling thing was a bunch of coins that I literally shook out of my passenger, haha!
     
  5. m0rph

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    LOL :)
     
  6. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    ....and that's what you call a High Roller.
     
  7. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    Mystery number 1 is a squeaky suspension above the rear left wheel... I guess that's something that can happen in all cars and is most likely harmless.
    And the gap is perfectly normal, according to some knowledgeable folks!
    Still have something else rolling around though...
     
  8. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    I has this issue and replaced my rear bushings. It took about 2 hours per wheel for me to do. All has been quiet for a year. A spray lubricant can also help but only for for a week or two.
     
  9. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I have that squeak on both sides. Someday I will do something about it...
     
  10. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    Yea there are so many other squeaks, I should just stop worrying and enjoy the car.
     

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