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Rattle in rear os boot area

1998 3.2 sport v8 130.000 miles .had a rear end shunt which needed a new boot lid and valance.Have had car on ramp and inspected very carefully but no luck.The rattle appears when driven over side roads at approx 30/35 mph

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Hi John

If it has only materialized since the shunt, and the associated repairs, I suspect this is the area to look in.

Possibly, they have not adjusted the boot lid lock striker correctly, and this being a little on the loose side, is giving the rattle ?

Normally if you get a grip of the boot lid, and jiggle it up and down, you can hear a rattle.

Also check that the exhaust has not been shunted forward, and is fouling somewhere, as this will give you a rattle too.

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    John Quinn Feb 16, 2009

    Hi John

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