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Old 09-28-2018, 04:23 PM
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Persistent Rattling!

This is driving me nuts! I've taken the car to two different dealers at this point about this noise. First one couldn't find anything, second thought it was an unsecured clip in drivers door panel, fixed that, but didn't fix the noise! Has anyone had this rattling before? Or know of what it might be? It seems to be coming from driver's side wheel well or dash area, can be heard inside the car when going over rough/patchy pavement. I know I need to further consult w/ the dealer but I just don't have the energy/time to keep going back there...

Car is 2015 Cooper S Convertible w/ JCW exterior package.
 
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:22 AM
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Haha. My whole ****ing car rattles and it's only got 35k on it. Put the top down and you won't notice
 
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:12 PM
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A possible bad front strut will give a rattle noise as well.....just another option

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Aaaabd it continues

had the car back to dealer for third time trying to identify and rectify this noise. But again, to no avail. Dealer initially thought it was a loose clip in drivers side door. Noise continued. Now they thought it wasnít bad sway bar bushings and replaced those. No good. Brought the car home today and the noise started again just as i got on my local roads home. Wasnít worth fighting rush hour traffic to bring it back to dealer same day, but Iíll return tomorrow. Just very frustrated. Anyone have any ideas? This car is completely stock, no mods.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:48 AM
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Your dealer loves you! I would take the road wheel and arch liner off and investigate every possibility myself. Starting with brake pads, pad tensioner spring, cable and hose retainers, look up into the tower and inspect the spring and damper. Check my door striker plate is located correctly, i.e. exactly central to the lock. There are endless possibilities for noise in this model and you are killing your wallet going to a dealer... you will find it eventually.
 
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:00 AM
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Your dealer loves you! I would take the road wheel and arch liner off and investigate every possibility myself. Starting with brake pads, pad tensioner spring, cable and hose retainers, look up into the tower and inspect the spring and damper. Check my door striker plate is located correctly, i.e. exactly central to the lock. There are endless possibilities for noise in this model and you are killing your wallet going to a dealer... you will find it eventually.
thank you. Fortunately itís all still under warranty so I havenít had to pay. But itís a british car that will soon be out of warranty, so Iím sure they can understand me wanting it to be all worked out before then.
 
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In that case, go back morning, afternoon and night until they fix it :-)
 
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My first guess would be sway bar end link or strut mount bearings... But, itís REALLY hard to find a rattle over the interwebz
 
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