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Old 08-26-2011, 04:24 PM
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Ok hey i have a 99 base prelude and for awhile ive been hearing rattling when i go over bumps in the front left wheels. So i found out that it was the dust cover but i dont know what else to do with it to stop it from rattling. Help please!!!
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Re: Help the new guy!!!

try to tighten it... or see if it's bent - if so than bend it back.


or replace it...
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Re: Help the new guy!!!

Ok, are you talking about the splash guard that is right behind the brake rotor? Or are you talking about the dust cover on the shock absorber?

Honestly if it's the splash guard behind the brake rotor, you can just take it off, it really doesn't do ****.
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I don't believe the rubber dust cover on the shock absorber has the ability to "rattle" lol
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Ok hey i have a 99 base prelude and for awhile ive been hearing rattling when i go over bumps in the front left wheels. So i found out that it was the dust cover but i dont know what else to do with it to stop it from rattling. Help please!!!
Well, you kinda have to go and look under it, turn the wheel or jack up the left side and the try and shake the axle and sway bar, try to move stuff around til you hear the sound you were hearing.

My first thought, sway bar bushings shot? is your sway bar rattling?

no way we can tell what it is without more info
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Its the dust cover for the shock absorber. Im pretty sure its aluminum. Can i just take it off? Im guessing it used to be held on to closer the the shock tower.
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And i know what it is cause i already jacked it up and looked.
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Cut it off.
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I don't believe the rubber dust cover on the shock absorber has the ability to "rattle" lol
LOL actually the dust cover on the shock absorber is a metal piece so yeah, it could rattle, LOL, and that's the problem he's having, so I was right. LOL

OP, just take it off. It's not going to hurt anything.
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