Hood not fully seated thus rattling when driving. There seems to be too much play. No apparrent adjustment in the hood latch or keep. Not sure were to go from there. Can additional or larger rubber seating guides be added?
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They can be adjusted a bit. 2 to 4 bolts to loosen up. push it down a little at a time. And check. Also there are rubber buttons on each side of the frame, under the hood the can be raised to touch the bottom of the hood.
If you want a quick and inexpensive way to fix this immediately and have it last a long time just take black electrical tape and stretch it tightly over the seat catch/latch this will take up the slack without having to try to adjust the seats while at the same time creating a cushion between the two metal latches and catches which should dampen the annoying sounds of the rattling.Hope this works.
The hood bumpers are worn or misaligned. After pul;ling the vever, push at one end of the hoods front section as if your trying to rattle it. Most the time they do release. If it doesn't try the oposite side this way. Upon opening it if possible work the latch manually to see if it does work. If it does use lubraplate lithiuim grease on all movable parts
Could be the door panel rattling around. the main other squeak culprit in these models is the latch and pin that
locks the rear seats upright. If these get slightly worn or are not
properly and tightly adjusted, they can cause the most annoying squeak!
Easy to check this one. just fold seats down and drive and see if the
noise goes. it would be better if you tied electrical tape around the latch.
If the rattle is repeatable, try pushing down on either side of the Instrument Panel at the A pillars. If the rattle does not go away, it may be the hood flushness adjusting plastic bolt rattling within the hood hinge. Open the hood and in the hood hinge assembly you will see a hood flushness adjusting bolt. This is the suspect part. Turn the bolt head 1/4 - 1/2 turn counter clockwise. This will ensure full contact of the bolt head to the hinge. Close the hood and try to repeat the rattle. If the hood flushness adjusting bolt is the source of the noise, you can also grasp the rear of the hood (near the windshield) on either side and move it up and down. If the bolt is loose, the hood will have up-and-down looseness. Another issue to be aware of: This noise also may be described as a creak/squeak or sometimes as a pop/snap. The source is the styrofoam block glued to the headliner in both forward corners (at the top of the A-pillar). The styrofoam block, if mis-positioned slightly, can contact the sun visor mounting bracket causing the noise. The noise can be intermittent and can also be affected by temperature (usually occurs when top of vehicle is heated by the sun, but sometimes occurs only when the vehicle is cold). Repair is to use a razor blade and trim the styrofoam block at the point of contact. DO NOT try to remove and re-position the styrofoam block - you'll break it! It is held to the headliner with a really strong adhesive.
Hi and welcome to FixYa. Please try this:
GO out to the car, and lift up on the hood. Does it raise a bit and rattle? If so;
Open the hood, and look at the perimeter of the front radiator support. You will see 2 small rubber thingys, that look like that they are screwed onto the metal that is holding the radiator. Unscrew them a little, and close the hood. Pull up on the hood and see if the rattle goes away. If not, repeat unscrewing the rubber things until the lift disappears.
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It may be the catalytic converter or exhaust pipe heat shield(s), with the park brake set and ac on at ilde push on the sheet metal shields with a broom stick and see if the noise stops. It works best with someone in the car to listen for noise changes.