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Old 03-22-2011, 07:26 PM
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Default Mystery Sound

I have a very odd sound coming from under the MINI and it is really starting to bug me now. I have tried to figure out what is causing the noise but everything I guess seems to be wrong. (Granted I may be looking in all the wrong places.) So I was wondering if anyone has ver heard the same noise I have. It comes from under the car around the rear passenger side wheel. Every time i hit a small bump or something it makes a rattling/knocking in the rear on the car. It is not the seats or anything inside of the car, it is defiantly coming from underneath. It has been going on for about a month or so now and it is only on the passenger side. I know my description isn't very good, but it is a little hard to explain. Anyone have any thoughts on what it might be?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:12 PM
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film it with your phone/camera so we can hear it too
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:38 PM
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Loose strut maybe? Is it a clunking sound?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:43 PM
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bad sway bar bushing?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:43 PM
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control arm bushing
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:23 AM
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What mods have you done to the rear suspension ?

Sway bar, and/or adjustable endlinks ?
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:13 AM
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I have only put in a 19mm alta sway bar. I have not yet done endlinks or control arms. When I installed it I re-tightened everything back to what it was at stock. But the noise started a little while before I put the sway bar in. I will try and get a sounds clip tomorrow.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:45 AM
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Do you hear clanks too? I may have the same problem and can't figure what it is...
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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have you re checked your sway bar end links? see if they got loose. the stock endlinks are very weak.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:10 PM
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I have got a sound clip of the noise that I recorded on my iPhone. Now how do I get it on here?
Noob question, sorry
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbtPpHYzZmE

Here is the video I made of the noise. Sorry it took so long.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:05 AM
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Got me???? Pretty loud at times........
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:29 PM
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You see my concern now? LOL I just want to figure it out soon, the noise alone is just annoying.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:31 PM
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Have you taken it to the dealer yet?
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:56 PM
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No not yet, I have an appointment in 2 weeks to do a full service. I will have them look at it if I can't figure out what it is by then.
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