gRRrrrrrrrrrr so i went at it yesterday! i removed my whole back seat area of my sedan and found out what really produces some serious rattling. In the photos below you can see i removed the seatbelts where they spool up. Well after tapping the small plastic boxes they fall into on the rear shelf (producing a LOT of annoying rattling) i decided to completely remove them and put a sock around them so they are snug in the plastic boxes they are secured into. After messing with it a little more i noticed the noise coming from the actual seat belt where it spools back up. It rattles like a **** on the lightest tap. Of course i took it apart to see if there was a solution but i didnt mess it the internal part of it. The things that rattle is the metal piece my finger is pointing to and the metal ball u see in one of the photos as well. I did however remove the center rear belt b/c i never have 5 people in my car and if i do too bad! lol Among all this the rattling is for the most part gone it doesnt rattle when there is a little base on the radio so im happy i guess heh. Oh i also put some insulation on the rear pillars as well Here are some photos i took:
to the OP....is there anything that can be done to the seat belt tensioner to get rid of the rattles? i got my car pulled apart for a stereo install and that rattle coming out of the seatbelt area is killing me and i cannot throw enough Dynamat at the problem to fix it.
has anyone else tried to fix this area with any success?
Last edited by Rocket1991; 11-22-2007 at 01:33 AM.
Me too! Just slammed my sedan and now there is a crazy rattle coming from the drivers side rear belt tensioner box thing. Im hesitant to tear it apart if i cannot fix it. OP, did wrapping the tensioner wheel with a sock solve the problem? Is the belt still functional?