My 2001 eclipse has a rattle in the rear that sounds like it could be coming from the spare tire well. everything in the spare tire well, and everywhere else i can visually check, is secure. it is noticeable at low speeds and almost has a 'side to side' sound to the rattle. it is also noticeable outside of the vehicle. most, if not all, of the time that i hear it is a low speeds when the rear of the car has to handle a speed bump type of suspension cycle.
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2005 Honda Odyssey TOURING models originally came with Michelin PAX run-flats and eliminated the traditional dough-nut spare. If your van no longer has run-flats (look at the tire size) then your van has already been De-PAX'd...count your lucky stars because PAX tires run about 300 a tire plus!!! If you have been De-PAX'd then you will need a donut spare (T135/80D17) this goes into the spare tire space located behind the 3rd row of seats. this Site has everything you will need for the spare http://www.hondapartworld.com/1534_SPARE-SHJ
in my burb, the jack and all the components are in a compartment located between the 3rd row seat cupholder and the mesh/container compartment. it's kind of deep and it has a small indednt for a handle, lift that and it should pop right out, then you can undo the nut to release the jack and wheel chokes. then follow konkomados's steps to lower your spare at the back
Look under your car for a sway bar. The ends of this bar are held by 1 bolt on each side along with plastic bushings. The swaybar should be visible hanging straight across the rear differential cover. They are subject to rust and breakage, and aftermarket parts are available. They may be also called "Swaybar links".
Check for noise from your rear seatbelts. Sometimes the ends get pushed under the seat and they rattle when the car shakes. Also check the spare tire. The jack on your spare tire can be touching the rim and will rattle. Sometimes the jacks on Crown Vics and its sister, the Grand Marquis are mounted separately behind the carpet on the passengers' quarterpanel. They are held by a twist screw and it can back off over time.
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Hard to tell without hearing it. But you could have a pebble behind a wheel cover. The wheel bearing could be going bad, but then you would also have some vibration through steering and brake. The CV joint could be bad, but that would be worst on tight turns.
Is this only while driving it, or if you jack it up and spin the tire? Does it feel loose when jacked up? Is it hotter than normal?
You can also have someone drive and sit in the back seat and listen to which side it is on... Removing the seat might help you isolate the problem, while you listen. Wouldn't hurt to take stethescope or short hose along to listen. It probably is something simple as mentioned above, like myself when I couldn't find a large rattle... eventually found some loose tools in the spare tire well in the trunk. Hope this helps, Rick
if the vehicles spare is located under the rear cargo area then there may be a hole located in the rear bumper next to the license plate. if the vehicle is equipped like that then there should be a few straight bars that attach together to form a long bar. this bar is then inserted into this hole and mated with a joint witch is connected to a pully system that raises and lowers the tire. if this didnt make any sense or if it is totally wrong then you could consult the owners manual. all of the necessary procedures are in that book.