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Offline SquishySquashy

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Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« on: December 25, 2021, 11:48:37 pm »
Hi all,

New to the forum.  Recently got a 2008 GTI and noticed a rattling sound from the back inside while driving over minor bumps, gravel etc.  Have taken it to a couple of garages with no luck.  Any one else had similar problems?

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Offline GreigC

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 06:12:23 pm »
When I first got my GTI I had a rattle in the rear. Turned out to be one of the split fold rear seats was not clamped properly.

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2021, 11:40:34 pm »
I take it you mean they werent puished in properly!!!  They look fine in mine.

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2021, 11:28:45 am »
Did the garages check on a 2 or 4 post lift? - If something is loose in the suspension it is more likely to show up on a 4 post with all the weight is on the wheels.

Try the obvious ones that evaporate over time:
Bottle cap washers holding heat shields on
Rear disc stone guards

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2021, 05:41:25 pm »
The rattling sound is happening from the inside though.  I have no idea regarding the lift.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2021, 05:43:32 pm by SquishySquashy »

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2021, 08:15:38 pm »
If it sounds like it’s inside the car I’d be looking at the rear shock top mounts or possibly anti rollbar links. As said by @LC5F its easier to check on a 4 poster or over a pit.

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Re: Rattling Sound From The Back/Rear 2008 GTI
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2021, 09:52:38 pm »
Hi,

The last garage said the rear suspensions bushes wearing perishing.

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« Last Edit: December 27, 2021, 09:57:24 pm by SquishySquashy »