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Offline mc

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dash rattle
« on: Jan 3, 2016, 12:38AM »
i have a 1991 U12[USA] with a upper dash rattle, at idle in drive...its rattling on the passenger side upper dash under the top dash pad....is the upper dashpad difficult to remove so i can hopefully add some foam tape to whatever is rattling under there???    we used to own another U12 which had the same annoying rattle.  THX,Mike

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #1 on: Jan 5, 2016, 04:44PM »
there is a copy of the factory service manual here: http://www.antrx.com/smf/index.php/topic,7177.0.html

it's for the ford corsair but it's the same car. it should have instructions in there in the interior section. i can't comment on if it will be easy or not though.

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #2 on: Jan 6, 2016, 03:08AM »
NOSS, thanks for the link...i actually have the FSM but was hopeing someone had some some tips just so i avoid cracking the plastic trim or effin up the harness under there.

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #3 on: Jan 6, 2016, 07:55AM »
The bolts under the trim panel for the windscreen demister ducts will be loose, gently unclip the trim panel and the bolts will be exposed so you can tighten all of them.

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #4 on: Jan 6, 2016, 12:55PM »
thanks SSS...i'll give that a try for starters.....if your sitting in the passenger seat and place your hand on dash pad just to the left of the right-most air vent , you can feel  the rattle under it....i'm guessing its part of the HVAC is to close.

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #5 on: Jan 7, 2016, 08:12AM »
how are your engine mounts?
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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #6 on: Jan 8, 2016, 04:03AM »
Pedro666.....i looked at them and they all seemed decent....if you put a glass of water on the engine, you wouldnt lose a drop do to shaking..very smooth...i was thinking it might be the top of the   glove box  against the underside of the dash pad....my wife says to just make the radio louder ...it sounds/feels like Morse code  LOL
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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2016, 07:16AM »
haha, make the radio louder. sounds like an excellent solution :P  well, we do have a lot of posts on people putting in different head units and speakers. maybe an option.

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Re: dash rattle
« Reply #8 on: Jan 12, 2016, 06:39PM »
I do like that solution, your wife is awesome at automotive solutions, trouble is if you turn it up enough you may end up with the dash in your lap..
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