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Old 08-23-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
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Rattle

I was in a parking structure just now and I heard a rattling and I thought it was the car in front of my but when I turned and he didn't I knew it had to be my car... Here's what it sounds like, try to ignore the wind
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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There's no video. And you're going to have to be more specific about where the rattle is coming from. Front? Underneath the car? Rear? Too many possibilities.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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It's coming from under the left rear tire area like a clicking/rattle sound
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Is it making the sound when you're in park, when you're driving? Driving fast, slow? etc we need more info and there is no vid
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Oh 20mphs and it usually comes after tight turns and it comes and goes doesn't happen every time. Type "E46 Left Rear Noise" in Youtube
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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I searched on youtube and there are a lot of vids. Can you just copy the url and paste it here?

Most likely it's the wheel bearing or a loose component. Lay on the ground and take a look back there. Compare to the passenger side if you need to.
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heres the video listen carefully cuz the wind is loud

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I hear wind, and a faint turn signal.
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thats not the turnal signal thats the noise im talkng about
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Get it on a lift. We can play the guessing game all day. It's a car, there's a ridiculous amount of things that can rattle. But if it's happening during turns I'd assume wheel bearing. See if there's any play in the wheel.

Only thing I hear in that video is wind noise.
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