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Old December 23rd 17, 02:02 AM posted to,
The Real Bev[_5_]
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Default Crackling/"rustling" noise in Chrysler 300M

On 12/22/2017 04:50 PM, Paul in Houston TX wrote:
> Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
>> On 12/21/2017 09:20 PM, Paul in Houston TX wrote:
>>> Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
>>>> While driving at freeway speeds today, I could hear an annoying noise in our '02 Chrysler
>>>> 300M -- like rustling leaves, perhaps, but loud and constant.
>>>> Turning off the fan didn't seem to make any difference. When the car was not moving, there
>>>> was no such sound, even when I cranked the fan up to its highest speed.
>>>> Are there ventilation ducts that could have an accumulation of dry leaves and are
>>>> independent of the HVAC controls? If so, any ideas for dealing with the problem. And
>>>> please don't tell me to pull the whole dash apart: once was enough for a lifetime.
>>>> Or is there any other possible cause?

>>> Possible bad wheel bearings or loose lug nuts.

>> It doesn't sound at all metallic. It really does sound like continuously rustling leaves.
>> The lug nuts aren't loose: I checked.

> Maybe an exhaust shield flapping in the wind?
> Loose grill component?
> It may be tough to find the source.

Mouse nest in the door or glove box? Don't ask me how I know this.

Cheers, Bev
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