September 6, 2007
Driver’s Side Vent Rattles While Driving
The driver’s side vent rattles while driving.
NOTE: Ask the client when the rattle happens.
The vent’s lower rib vibrates against the lower housing.
Apply wool felt between the rib and the lower housing surface.
|Wool Felt, 1 mm (one roll repairs about 500 vehicles)||06993-SA5-000|
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
In warranty: The normal warranty applies.
Operation Number: 8410A8
Out of warranty: Any repair performed after warranty expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District Parts and Service Manager or your Zone Office. You must request consideration, and get a decision, before starting work.
- Duplicate the rattle based on the client’s specific complaint.
- While the vent is rattling, apply a small amount of pressure to the lower aluminum trim on the driver’s side vent.
- If the rattle is affected by the pressure, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.
- If the rattle is not affected by the pressure, continue with normal troubleshooting.
NOTE: Be careful not to scratch the dashboard and related components when removing the vent. Also, make sure to put on gloves to protect your hands from sharp objects.
- Remove the driver’s dashboard lower cover:
- Remove the driver’s side vent:
- Refer to the Body section of the appropriate service manual, or
- Online, enter keyword DASH SIDE, and select Dashboard Side Vent Removal/Installation from the list.
- Cut a 10 mm x 20 mm piece of wool felt.
- Gently rotate the aluminum trim downward about 1.5 mm (.059 in.), and slide the wool felt under the rib.
NOTE: Apply the felt so the adhesive backing faces down against the lower housing surface.
- Reinstall the driver’s side vent.
- Reinstall the driver’s dashboard lower cover.
- Test-drive the vehicle to make sure the problem is gone.