rattles gq

Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 17:58
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have a rattle in the front passenger side somewhere,i have pulled the door off and put new hinges on ,pulled apart the door but can not find it ,it really sounds like its comeing from the door ,i hav heard that it may be the bonnett,maybe somebody knows what it could be .
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Reply By: nick riviera - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:09

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:09
It is because it is a nissan
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Follow Up By: dindy - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:33

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:33
put baby seat in back where it belongs
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Reply By: Tim (vic) - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 09:32

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 09:32
check your body mounts around that area
Tim
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Reply By: draff - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 13:44

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 13:44
My GQ rattles in a lot of places, tortures of the corrugated roads. I also have a rattle that sounds like the door but actually is the bonnet hinge. Got to fix it but havn't had the time yet. Hope this helps
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Reply By: Jim Evans - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:39

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 21:39
Hi Paul.
I had a similar sounding problem with my GQ shorty which annoyed thebleepe out of me for some time. A friend found it in a few seconds (dammit!) by giving the bonnet a firm push towards the windscreen while I sat in the drivers seat. The bonnet hinges had worn enough for them to rattle on rough surfaces. The GQ normally has no rubber support/locators along the guards unlike most other vehicles. The quite heavy bonnet is supported by the hinges only at the rear and the bumbers near each headlight.
When I bought my current (98 model) GQ wagon, I made 2 changes within weeks to the front. I bought some rubber locators from a wrecker and fitted them, 2 each side, on the guards under the bonnet edges. I also removed the grill and its stupid little plastic clips, and replaced them with 1/4" bolts to hold the grill firmly in place. Did this to fix the grill in the shorty after I discovered it was moving a good 1/2" vertically on rough roads after the plastic clips had worn/fallen out.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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