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Old 31-03-2015   #1
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Smile Annoying rattle front driver side

Hello All....
I am new to the forum. Just got a lovely low mileage Panda for my daughter's first car 2006 1.2 Dynamic petrol....runs lovely - especially after I got the garage to change battery because it was not starting properly.
Not sure how they changed battery in front of me and no radio code needed - but fine with me.
Anyway after we drove it home and for next few days there appears to be an annoying rattle which seems to come from front driver side area....sometimes sounds like glass bottles clanking together.....not sure what it is - still under warranty and going to get garage to take a look but not sure where to point them - possibly suspension maybe - although seems Ok to me.
Any help appreciated - and happy to be here.
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Re: Annoying rattle front driver side

I'd say droplink(s).
Radio doesn't need a code unless fitted to another Panda.

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Re: Annoying rattle front driver side

Hi thanks for the reply...at least it's something to go on....want to get it sorted while under warranty.
That explains the radio code too then...didn't realize only needed code if fitted to another car.

Much appreciated.
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It could be the self tapping screws that they use to screw the bits together.
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Re: Annoying rattle front driver side

There are so many things it could be.
Check tightness of wheel nuts. Ask garage to check driveshaft uj's, especially on drivers side of course.
Or it could be a anything from a paperclip to a spare fuse rattling around in the bottom of the plastic cover for the drivers side fusebox.
Etc.
Just a few thoughts ...
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Re: Annoying rattle front driver side

Well I have been to garage & they have done a test drive & put it up on ramps - appears that it is the front driver side wishbone worn and has play in it....arranged to take it in & get it sorted next week.....lets hope it cures it...
Thanks for help & I will update when it's done. :-)
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