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Old 26th August 2005, 16:34   #31
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Talking of Rattles, which seem to be a universal phenomenon with cars irrespective of their segments, I remember my debate with Steeroid. We debated on chronic issue of "Fiat cars vs. non-Fiat cars".

Steeroid said (and he has said it often) that his accent was always rattle free. There were some other folks on this forum, who confirmed that accents always have relatively less rattles. I think that really speaks highly of Accent, a car which is always underrated for its below par performance/handling.

I just dont like that car, but thought of acknowledging this specific point.
you are abslutely spot on....while I would not touch an accent with a BargePole wrt its performance and handling...ALL the accents I have travelled in have been RATTLE FREE....I do not know what is the treatment that Hyundai gives to their cars...but the rattles were absolutely non existent...!!!!
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I had read this thread two day before & was closely hearing for any rattles from my 3500 kms completed Swift. But I could not figure out any noise. May be my heart would have kept my mind dummy to keep myself happy. Hence requested the co-passenger to figure out of any such noises. He too said he could not figure out anything. (May be he does not want to hurt me).

Yes. I don't think any rattles appearing in my Swift. Am I missing anything?
Try driving on an unpaved road or a concrete road with a rough finish....if you still do not hear them...you are lucky ....Mostly a rough concrete road is the acid test as far as rattkes are concerned....Squeaks on the other hand...make their presence felt on craters and speed breakers....
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well, nice to be a part of this family! my honda city's dashboard emits rattles! :(
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you are abslutely spot on....while I would not touch an accent with a BargePole wrt its performance and handling...ALL the accents I have travelled in have been RATTLE FREE....I do not know what is the treatment that Hyundai gives to their cars...but the rattles were absolutely non existent...!!!!

GUYS it is true - Except the occasional rattel inb Dashboard and rear parcel tray which I could locate and easily remove I do not have any rattles in My Santro after 6 years and 80,000 km.

That and the test drive in 20,000 km Run Getz made me switch from Swift to getz loyalist .Rattles and breaking down suddnely on road are the two most hated things for me in car. Thank god My Santro has never devloped any problem. (Off course maintained at manuf. recommended service intervals).

And mind you I have had my corrola failing in critical department such as brakes and clutch( Actually it was carina which had clutch failuer)
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Anyway, anyone know how to deal with a squeaking clutch pedal?
try spraying WD40 on the joint and spring (if visible). will reduce the squeak.
be careful and try to avoid spraying it on your carpet. it has a strong odour which may be difficult to get off your carpet.

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Old 27th August 2005, 00:04   #36
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Well, WD 40 is a brand name. If i am correct then WD 40 is one of those spray things used to lubricate locks and such things right? What is the generic name for such device?
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Noticd one more thing....rattles are easier to hear when the windows are rolled up as opposed to general noise that appears when the windows are rolled down.
So...back to my original question...do we get persons who specialise in removing rattles....
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yo man, you made my day ;-) i always say that Getz is a much better built car than Swift.

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I have a Getz since Feb 05. There is a persistent rattle from the rear left. It appears to be the parcel tray, and it disappears it there is a passenger sitting at rear left. Otherwise, a solid and silent car, done 7500 km to date.
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We also had that, when i got the parcel tray removed and got wooden one for speakers, it went away.
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For a "rattle-free" drive, go the Tata way - the Dicor comes with an engine bay that looks like a padded cell and the carpets inside are about 1/2 an inch thick. No wonder the friggin vehicle weights two tonnes.
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For a "rattle-free" drive, go the Tata way - the Dicor comes with an engine bay that looks like a padded cell and the carpets inside are about 1/2 an inch thick. No wonder the friggin vehicle weights two tonnes.
I do hope that they have ironed out the issues in the new safari....the earlier ones I sat in were not so rattle free...in fack one 50k+ model had quite a few of them...
Scorpio , on the other had is quite rattle free but is extremely cramped and has a very approximate handling
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For a "rattle-free" drive, go the Tata way - the Dicor comes with an engine bay that looks like a padded cell and the carpets inside are about 1/2 an inch thick. No wonder the friggin vehicle weights two tonnes.
Agree. Not just the Dicor, even the Indicas. My friends Indica is atleast 5 months older than my Petra and yet is rattle free as compared to my car. But then it may be because I have taken my car places while he hasn't. Coming to think of it, now it makes me want to sit in a Dicor.
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As we have cursed teh rattles in length and depth,

Here are a few tips I follow to minimize teh rattles..

1. Source of most rattle are the joints of dis-similar materials, like metal to rubber, metal to plastcs, glass, etc, Most of them have rubber intermediate fasteners to minimize the rattle.. So treat the rubber parts with good rubber care stuff.. I try to use some "formula 1" on the door rubber lining, and rolling glass window beedings.. whenever I hear rattels, most of them get fixed.

2. Most door trims are fitted to body with clips, which are made of plastics and tend to fall off, watch for them and replace immediately. Tricky thing, If you fail to replace teh first one, second one will break soon!! (resonance)

3. Use a good lubricant on movable joints,

4. I have found doors are the main source of rattles ( atleast on my petra), Get the door latch ring adjusted during the service.

5. Pay attention to parcel tray clips, whcih tend to fall off,

6. Poorly fitted speakers are one more pain, Check them periodically and fasten.

cheers, rattle free driving!!
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Sometimes there are rattles because of half opened windows. I see a lot of this in my safari. Ofcourse the older the safari gets, the more the squeaking and rattles from all the plastic adhering components.

I recently went to JC road in Bangalore and i talked to a few of the interior guys and they told me that they would add a thin insulation strip between the plastics to dampen the noise. I wasnt too happy with their comment that they cannot get rid of the noise altogether. Anyway, will update when i get the car checked out and the expenses normalized!
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I have some rattles from my Indigo gearbox. This disappears when I pull the gear knob vertically. Probably this is because it is time for a gear oil change. Last time I had to get the gearbox re-caliberated!!
Well, maybe the gearshift needs a spacer shim to get that right. Im not too sure if the Tata Indigo has a provision for the play adjustment shim, but most cars do have it.

About the rattling sound, I guess its the window glass pane touching some of the channeling or maybe the channeling itself is touching the door frame. It just needs a little adjustment, rest assured that nothing is falling apart or has already turned into a zillion pieces.

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