Recent Topics
PL14610 ~6700mi. oci Pics.
by sayjac
08/30/14 09:01 AM
Using oil at 63k
by beadvised
08/30/14 08:58 AM
Normal to use oil?
by beadvised
08/30/14 08:54 AM
So, Fram filters...why the bad rap?
by ForceFedMopar
08/30/14 08:49 AM
"Stick shift" vs "Paddle shift" transmissions
by buster
08/30/14 08:31 AM
Weird sky.
by chrisri
08/30/14 08:05 AM
PP 5w30 - 8,186km - 2013 F150 EB - 32,686km Total
by gap599
08/30/14 07:33 AM
Liqui Moly, Motul oil question
by LexAtlanta
08/30/14 07:29 AM
FREE XM/Sirius radio preview through Sep 8th
by skyactiv
08/30/14 06:26 AM
parts oil filter is now shorter true or false
by rhondas
08/30/14 05:01 AM
Amount of fluid neede for pan gasket change
by PW01
08/30/14 04:07 AM
Any sense in saving lower control arms ?
by Merkava_4
08/30/14 02:25 AM
Newest Members
jiffydarren, 9Sam4, STELIOKONTOS, boosterboy, Streetside
51140 Registered Users
Who's Online
84 registered (Bamaro, Berny, 97f150, beadvised, ARCOgraphite, 13 invisible), 1510 Guests and 185 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51140 Members
64 Forums
218509 Topics
3445645 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#3210799 - 12/08/13 08:46 PM Annoying Rattle that stops when it rains
bcossa2001 Offline


Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 275
Loc: Alabama, USA
97 Avalon 249K. Just replaced rear struts/springs with quickstruts. Pleased with the results but starting to get rattles from the rear of the car. The rattles disappear when I drive the car and it is raining....any ideas????
_________________________
"Facts are pesky things"

2003 Town & Country--118K
1997 Avalon--249K
1989 Accord
1984 Grand Prix
1974 Fiat X/19

Top
#3210808 - 12/08/13 08:55 PM Re: Annoying Rattle that stops when it rains [Re: bcossa2001]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 6425
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Do the anti-swaybar endlinks attach to the struts on that application? Might have a bad bushing. Also it is very easy to orient the top mount incorrectly on those rear Camry / Avalon struts and that will cause noise.
_________________________
2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter

NRA Endowment Member

"Fear disturbs your concentration."
-Sabine Schmitz

Top
#3211719 - 12/09/13 09:03 PM Re: Annoying Rattle that stops when it rains [Re: bdcardinal]
bcossa2001 Offline


Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 275
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hmm....nothing on the anti sway bar--I replaced the rear struts, not the front ones.
I did not notice the orientation of the top mounts except that it appeared to me that the 3 studs make an equilateral triangle. Once I had the 3 studs in the holes the bottom bolted right up.....
_________________________
"Facts are pesky things"

2003 Town & Country--118K
1997 Avalon--249K
1989 Accord
1984 Grand Prix
1974 Fiat X/19

Top
#3312723 - 03/15/14 12:47 PM Re: Annoying Rattle that stops when it rains [Re: bcossa2001]
bcossa2001 Offline


Registered: 07/17/07
Posts: 275
Loc: Alabama, USA
Well I removed one strut today and discovered it will only bolt in one way and I had it oriented correctly. Can't find anything obviously wrong with it. I thought maybe there was supposed to be some type of gasket between the top of the mount and the car frame but can't find anything anywhere that shows this...... any ideas on what could be rattling???
_________________________
"Facts are pesky things"

2003 Town & Country--118K
1997 Avalon--249K
1989 Accord
1984 Grand Prix
1974 Fiat X/19

Top