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post #1 of 10 Old 10-22-2018, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rattle from right rear turning right

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2010 S AWD 119,000 miles

I have suddenly started getting this weird, fast rattle from the right rear of the vehicle when I am turning or veering right. It's worse on rougher roads than on smooth ones. I've checked and double checked that it's nothing inside the cabin that's rattling, and I'm thinking it's coming from the right rear suspension. A visual inspection crawling under the vehicle didn't give me any clues-- everything seems clean and tight. I'm planning on taking the right rear wheel off tonight for a closet look.

Does anything pop to mind that any of you have seen before that I should check? Could it be the shock? I just got the vehicle about a month ago, and it wasn't doing this until just a day or two ago.

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Sounds like pressure off a loose end link turning right. Could also be the sway bar bushing. Those are the usual suspects. If it recently got colder, like here, and started making noise itís probably a bushing.
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Good idea. That would make sense. It's actually warmed up here again, and the noise is getting worse. I just pulled off the wheel and took a look. I don't feel any play in the end link but wouldn't probably unless it was totally gone. The bushing is not cracked and is nice and pliable, so I think I'll start with the end link. Is this the usual process of jacking up both rear sides to unload the sway bar before removing (hopefully not having to cut off) the old link and putting in a new one?

I didn't see any cracking or evident rotting of bushings, ball joint covers, or the CV boot, so that's nice. Hopefully it's just the link.

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Also, inspect the exhaust system. For example, if a hanger rusted off and the exhaust is floating more loosely it might be making contact with something else when you turn.
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Also, inspect the exhaust system. For example, if a hanger rusted off and the exhaust is floating more loosely it might be making contact with something else when you turn.


Yep. Good idea.
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I don't see any issues with the exhaust. On a closer listen it might be the tailgate. I'd adjusted the rubber bump stop things that thread in last week and now that I think of it this started shortly thereafter. I tried messing with them tonight with no change. I'm going to have a friend ride back there tomorrow to be my ears. This may be entirely self-inflicted.
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It turns out one of the shock mount bolts had sheared off. It's currently having them drilled out and replaced.
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Why would you have to drill something if the top sheared off?
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It was one of the studs the strut mount bolts onto -- there are two studs that are welded to the body from what it looks like.
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It was one of the studs the strut mount bolts onto -- there are two studs that are welded to the body from what it looks like.


Shock mounts.
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