2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 4 Cyl 1.8L - Steering & Suspension
I hear a light rattling when driving slow. Seems under rear of car. Please see details and give opinion.
Sound becomes less noticable the faster I go. However, if f I hit a big bump it doesn't make a noise unless I am driving fast. The sound seems like it is frame related, although my car is unibody, or something loose that is vibrating against another. Just replaced rear shocks. The car needed it, but it did not alter the sound. Springs and spring seats looked good. Did not see any leaks or damaged exhaust hangers. Shook exhaust heavily, but couldn't see anything abnormal. Both the rear axle bushings have some cracks in them. Could that cause a rattling noise? I'm pretty sure it's coming from rear, although the sound may be deceiving.