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This is a discussion on Odd clank sound within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Dunno where to post this but since Im sitting inside my car when I hear it this will have to ...

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    Odd clank sound

    Dunno where to post this but since Im sitting inside my car when I hear it this will have to do.

    at low speeds (near crawl) I hear this clanking sound coming from the front kickpanel/inner fender. Has anyone heard this? Any ideas what it could be?

    The sound is a quieter version of a cable banging against a flag pole in the wind.

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    I have a clicking noise that happens when I start out from a stop (just starting to get the car rolling) no one knew what it was Hopefully I can get some suggestions too.
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    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    I have noticed the same thing in my '04 WRX. I started to look into it and found that the brake lines run pretty close to the firewall. It wouldn't take much of a vibration for them to start rattling off the firewall. Unfortunately I haven't been able to check this theory but I plan on further isolating the brake lines to see if the noise stops.

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    Sometimes after I back up, and shift back to first gear and move forward it will go *CLICK* once, like the slack is being removed from the drivetrain somewhere.
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    Problem fixed

    I just had my "odd clank sound" fixed, it was the exhaust heat shield around the turbo. It needed to be adjusted and tightened. Looking at it afterwards it seems pretty simple and easy to do if you have a way to get your car up in the air.

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    Hmmm, that heat sheild that goes around the turbo?

    Could be my problem, although I swear Ive heard it with it off before.

    Im still looking into brake line thing. I haven't heard it since I swapped out my springs (for the second time).
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    Yup the heat shield around the turbo.

    I still think that the brake lines are routed a little close to the fire wall and/or poorly isolated. I guess there isn't exactly a whole lot of room though...oh well.

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