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    annoying rattle - coilovers

    Ever Since fitting my coils I get this annoying rattle from what sounds like the rear drivers side arch area.

    I only get the rattle at low speeds over poor and uneven road surfaces. I don't get the noise if I hit pot holes, bigger bumps or at motorway speeds.

    It sounds almost like the spring is loose and just rattling around. Buts its not. All the bolts are tight and I don't think it’s the exhaust. I've tried raising and lowering the rear, but that doesn’t seem to make any difference either.

    any ideas anybody?

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    mmm just me then...
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    does the coils touch when the car is at normal ride height? usually the back ones do ,the spring collapses down and cause a bit of spring taping noise you should have some plastic/rubber tubing over 3-4 coils ,in middle of the spring or where the coils touch if so
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    the springs are tightly coiled. i guess it could be the noise. i should try winding them up as far a poss to see if it stops
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    double check the bolts holding the shocks are tight.
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    I had the same prbolem with mine it turned out to be where the shocker goes into the strut because they come out so that u can change them and the nut that holds it in had come loose hope this helps

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    interesting, where is the nut, will i be able to see it whilst its fitted to the car?

    I swapped the other bolts and re-tightened them, but its still making the same noise.
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    check the rear shock is in the right way, i had the same problem, and it turned out is was the wrong way round! hasnt made a noise since, try it might be wrong!
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    i dont think they can be the wrong way around. they could be upside down, but they arnt.
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