Found the rattle!

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Old 28 Nov 2006, 06:17 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Found the rattle!

On my 98 Corolla, 2001 Camry and now my 2005 4cyl auto Camry, I have had a
very annoying buzzing sound especially when it gets cold out, that I thought
was coming from the dash on the 98 and 01. It sounds like a spring rattling
on a glass plate. On my 05 I discovered the genral origin and am taking it
in for diagnosis and repair next week. I thought it might be the spring that
keeps the shift lock button out rattling inside, but it turns out it is the
chrome trim piece on the shaft of the shifter. All of my mentioned cars had
this trim and I can pretty much assume that that's what the rattle was in
those cars. As I'm driving over a bumpy surface, I hold the trim shroud and
no rattle. I can tap the shifter and make it rattle, but if I hold the trim
piece, no rattle. Just a poor design that I unfortunately had 3 generations
of Toyota that had it. Thought I would pass this along since I had it on 3
Toyotas, others probably have it as well. It decievingly sounds like it is
coming from the dash and is present mostly in sub 30f weather.

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Old 29 Nov 2006, 11:37 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Found the rattle!

Another common rattle on Toyotas is the outside trim at the bottom of the
windshield. On most cars it is securely screwed down but Toyota uses a
friction fit fastener on some models (something GM used to do on their
crappy cars) and after a year it gets loose and can bang the bottom of your
windshield.


"Roadrunner NG" <RRNG@highlandcraft.com> wrote in message
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> On my 98 Corolla, 2001 Camry and now my 2005 4cyl auto Camry, I have had a
> very annoying buzzing sound especially when it gets cold out, that I
> thought was coming from the dash on the 98 and 01. It sounds like a spring
> rattling on a glass plate. On my 05 I discovered the genral origin and am
> taking it in for diagnosis and repair next week. I thought it might be the
> spring that keeps the shift lock button out rattling inside, but it turns
> out it is the chrome trim piece on the shaft of the shifter. All of my
> mentioned cars had this trim and I can pretty much assume that that's what
> the rattle was in those cars. As I'm driving over a bumpy surface, I hold
> the trim shroud and no rattle. I can tap the shifter and make it rattle,
> but if I hold the trim piece, no rattle. Just a poor design that I
> unfortunately had 3 generations of Toyota that had it. Thought I would
> pass this along since I had it on 3 Toyotas, others probably have it as
> well. It decievingly sounds like it is coming from the dash and is present
> mostly in sub 30f weather.
>
> Reb
>



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