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Old 08-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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hey guys, i've been getting some serious rattling from my dash. i've got an '06 with a flowmaster super 44 dumped before the rear. when the truck is in mds mode, it rattles something but then when it switches back to all 8, it either rattles w/e it is faster or its something else rattling. idk what it is. used too i could just stomp on it and let it roar for a couple of seconds while driving and then it would go away for awhile. now it's becoming harder and harder for it to go away, it's driving me crazy, and idk what to do

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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have a friend drive your truck, while you try to pinpoint the noise.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #3
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alrighty i did that. i had my bro drive my truck while i moved every which a way trying to figure out where the sound was coming from. it's definitely not coming from the passenger side, it's coming from the driver side and its 2 distinct noises. one only rattles when im in mds and the other when im accelerating. i looked up under the steering column i found a few suspects but nothing that i could say was causing it. a lot of the wiring and metal up under there is loose enough to where its hard to pin point it
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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Edit: Do you think the noise is caused from something on the inside or outside?
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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well i think the engine is causing something to vibrate. it sounds like whatever thats vibrating is coming from inside and the reason i think the engine is causing it is the noise stops when i take my foot of the gas, and the noise changes exactly when it switches out of mds to 8 and vice versa. i just dont know whats doing all the rattling. i love my truck and i really enjoy driving it but all the rattling quells my feelings when driving pretty quick. it kinda sounds like my exhaust may be causing it but the noise sounds like its inside and i've still got oem from the engine to the y pipe. i've still got warranty but idk if chrysler will touch it
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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Below the steering column and behind the plastic cover is that big steel plate/cover. Could it be loose or something rattling on the back of it?
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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Phil-In your photo it looks like your truck is smiling at the Magnum. Move them a little closer together so they can kiss, and if things go right in the garage, the hatch on the Magnum could suddenly open in a few months and a little Nitro may pop out.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:13 PM   #8
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how do i get to the plate? im thinkin about just taking some electrical tape and tape up all the electrical parts as tight as i can, try to eliminate them from the problem. how can i pop off the dash? everybody says they're held in by tabs but where do u start or whatever?
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:33 PM   #9
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On the bottom/underneath of the big plastic piece there should be 2 screws (1 to either side of the hood latch). I believe there is a third hidden up underneath to the left of the e-brake pedal. After those are out it pops out from the bottom up. The metal plate is behind it. With the plastic off you can get a better view to see if anything is hitting the back of the plate or if it's loose. I had a connector from the alarm wires that was hitting the back of it just hard enough to make a strange sound when I hit a bump. Use zipties and secure them to something, not tape. The shop that installed the alarm taped the bundle together and it came undone (causing the sound), but they did ziptie other parts together. I guess they ran out of zips.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:48 PM   #10
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Another idea while your in there. When you first get to the metal plate, hit it a little with a mallet or your fist and see if anything wrattles.
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