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Old 06-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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Loose Armrest? Weird rattle at low RPM's

I've had this problem ever since I bought the car back in Feb. When ever I accelerate from a dead stop at very low rpm my armrest or something in that associated area will rattle then stop once I'm at like 3-4k RPM. It's interior because I can feel the rattle on my arm rest apparatus, I just don't know where in the arm rest the sounds originating from.

Should I replace my arm rest or is there a way to fix the rattling sound coming from that area without deleting the arm rest.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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You should take it out too make sure it's actually that part.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Well I figure it's that part because if I put my elbow down firmly on the arm rest and sort of force it down the sound completely stops.
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