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Old 01-02-2018, 02:24 PM
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F150 Dash Rattle

Anyone with a 09-14 F150 have annoying rattles/buzzing in the dash, towards the windshield? It only happens when I'm at pretty low RPM's with my foot barely on the gas. I've searched the F150 forums, and there seems to be a couple plastic vents up there that tend to rattle, but that didn't fix my issue. Anyone figure it out? It drives me insane.

Figured someone here may know since there seems to be lots of F150 owners here.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:42 PM
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Anyone with a 09-14 F150 have annoying rattles/buzzing in the dash, towards the windshield? It only happens when I'm at pretty low RPM's with my foot barely on the gas. I've searched the F150 forums, and there seems to be a couple plastic vents up there that tend to rattle, but that didn't fix my issue. Anyone figure it out? It drives me insane.

Figured someone here may know since there seems to be lots of F150 owners here.
I had the problem with a Tundra. The plastic air intake tube rattles against the body when the outside temp is 50 or lower. Once the air temp gets above 50, the pipe expands and does not rattle. I just put a piece of rubber between the pipe and the body and no more rattling. Took me two years to finally figure it out. I thought it was coming from the dash.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:38 PM
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Hmm... good idea to check. Was that in your engine bay where it was rattling? I'll take a look, thanks for the idea.
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when did it start to rattle mike.. my f150 sounds so different in this cold.
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F150 Dash Rattle

My 12 f150 doesn t make a sound even in -10 deg weather, even on a dirt road. But I do know the feeling, all my gmcs raddled like crazy in the winter. It sucks. Behind the dash is the worst as you can t get to it with out tearing the hole dash apart. It might be easier to buy a louder stereo system. Lol.


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Old 01-03-2018, 09:41 AM
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when did it start to rattle mike.. my f150 sounds so different in this cold.
It's not a cold thing. It's done it a while now, whether summer or winter.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:10 AM
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It's not a cold thing. It's done it a while now, whether summer or winter.
The whole snap together puzzle for these dash board really stinks - 1 tab gets loose and you get a rattle -

Time for a 2018 -
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The one thing I did like when switching to ford, back in 2012, was they used a foam type of glue on its quarter panels, and in the frame, keeping the dirt out of the quarters, and between the spot welds. I think they really did a good job of cutting down on the annoying road noise. I m not sure if the others have fallowed suit after them.


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The whole snap together puzzle for these dash board really stinks - 1 tab gets loose and you get a rattle -

Time for a 2018 -
I've almost got this damn thing paid off... I don't want another payment! lol.
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I'm not sure if this will help. When I install new stereo equipment in my trucks, I always use a thin felt on all of the parts that connect (where possible). This eliminates any possibility of rattles. You could spend a few hours pulling the dash apart and insert some felt between panels. Black can't be seen behind a dark panel. Works great if you can isolate a general area the noise is coming from.
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