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So, I have had a rattle for a month or so - front end - driving me crazy. I decided to take my car in for the propeller shaft TSB and rear diff fluid change. I told the dealership (Note: not where I bought my car) about the rattle. They fixed the propeller shaft and diff fluid but could not isolate this darn rattle and asked that I bring my car back. I took it in and after 3 days they called saying they thought they had found the source, "shock tower". So they replaced the shock mount and said problem solved. I picked up the car and no the problem is not solved. I took it back and had the tech drive with me. He seemed pretty bright and interested in solving the issue. He said he used chassis ears and had a hard time finding the problem the first time but settled on the right/passenger shock tower. But this rattle has always sounded like it was coming from the drivers side. At any rate, we drove it around and sometimes when you it a small dip or difference in pavement height ie driveway from street - she rattles. Or you can hit a manhole cover (lower than pavement) and nothing. We drove for an hour, he now thinks it might be the other shock mount. But I can't get passed the chassis ears not hearing it. I don't feel I can put the screws to them as they are not where I bought the car they just happen to be 2 blocks away when the other dealership is in another city.

So, Should I reach out to SRT help? Has anyone ever had a crazy rattle in the front end and found its source? Could it be brake calipers, body panel - it just can't be the suspension. I baby this car on the street and avoid ugly pavement. I do take it to the track but that is smooth straight line driving. I cannot live with the noise and at this point I dont want to take it back for the same "fix" with no real assurance that my rattle will be fixed.

Any and all help or suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks

2015 SRT B5
 

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have them check the engine mounts.

My R/T sounded like a suspension related sound (would make light clunking noise over ripped pavement or waves in road) that was difficult to trace down.

They check suspension, removed sway bar, test drove and in the end - it was bad engine mount on passenger side.

I'd had struts fail (on other cars) and it sounded a lot like that. Didn't take into account that engine moves when you have bumps, waves in the road and it would make that noise.
 

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Good luck. Lots of stuff can make a noise! Usually it is nothing. Have them check the swaybar end links? Look in the cowl for acorns.... ask me how I know about acorns....
 

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Also check the brake pads too make sure there is no slop, and yes as mentioned above., those sway bar links can be noisy if not tightened to the extreme degree!!! When I did a suspension swap on my SXT, the links made a clunking noise over bumps, annoyed the hell out of me for two days until I checked those bolts.
 

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I had a rattle in the front end of mine and it happened to be the drivers side fog light was missing a clip and it would rattle. The passenger side was solid though. After they fixed the clip the rattle went away. I could rattle/shake my fog light with my hand so it was easy to figure out. Good luck!
 

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Take it somewhere else.

I once had a Harley with an electrical glitch. It would blow the fuse controlling all the lights and I'd lose every light (headlight, turns front and rear, tail, brake - Everything). Multiple trips in. Couldn't replicate. Couldn't ID the cause.

Took the bike on vacation and it happened again. I took it to a dealer there and they had ID'd a loose ground wire causing the issue before I even got home. Turned right around and went back to get it and it never happened again.

The point I'm trying to make is sometimes things just need a second set of eyes (or a better mechanic - however you want to look at it).
 

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So, I have had a rattle for a month or so - front end - driving me crazy. I decided to take my car in for the propeller shaft TSB and rear diff fluid change. I told the dealership (Note: not where I bought my car) about the rattle. They fixed the propeller shaft and diff fluid but could not isolate this darn rattle and asked that I bring my car back. I took it in and after 3 days they called saying they thought they had found the source, "shock tower". So they replaced the shock mount and said problem solved. I picked up the car and no the problem is not solved. I took it back and had the tech drive with me. He seemed pretty bright and interested in solving the issue. He said he used chassis ears and had a hard time finding the problem the first time but settled on the right/passenger shock tower. But this rattle has always sounded like it was coming from the drivers side. At any rate, we drove it around and sometimes when you it a small dip or difference in pavement height ie driveway from street - she rattles. Or you can hit a manhole cover (lower than pavement) and nothing. We drove for an hour, he now thinks it might be the other shock mount. But I can't get passed the chassis ears not hearing it. I don't feel I can put the screws to them as they are not where I bought the car they just happen to be 2 blocks away when the other dealership is in another city.

So, Should I reach out to SRT help? Has anyone ever had a crazy rattle in the front end and found its source? Could it be brake calipers, body panel - it just can't be the suspension. I baby this car on the street and avoid ugly pavement. I do take it to the track but that is smooth straight line driving. I cannot live with the noise and at this point I dont want to take it back for the same "fix" with no real assurance that my rattle will be fixed.

Any and all help or suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks

2015 SRT B5
Hi Merlhagstrom,

Sorry to hear about this! If you would like to send us a PM with your VIN I'd be happy to escalate a case to our SRT Team for further handling and assistance.

Andrea
Dodge Social Care Specialist
 
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