Justyn
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Mystery rattle in rear wheel well

Wed May 05, 2021 10:07 pm

Hello - new owner of a 2015 Chevy Spark EV and I've been having issues with a metal clunking noise every time I go over a bump. It seems to be emanating from the rear driver side wheel well but a mechanic and the dealership have spent hours on it and eliminated all the expected root causes (brakes, suspension, etc). At this point, the dealer thinks it is between the battery and the frame and would need to drop the battery down from the vehicle to find out (tool left inside? Loose cell? They honestly have no idea). Of course, this will cost $1300 unless it somehow ends up being a battery problem covered by warranty.
Has anyone had a similar problem by chance? Ideas? I purchased it used from a different Chevy dealer so my plan is to go back to them and escalate until they can resolve it.
Thanks.

kejava
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Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:07 pm

Re: Mystery rattle in rear wheel well

Wed May 26, 2021 12:47 pm

I'm going through a clunking issue right now too.
It's at the dealership. They still don't know what it is.
From other repair shops, they said it was the rack and pinion.

I'll let you know if they find anything.

kejava
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Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:07 pm

Re: Mystery rattle in rear wheel well

Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:22 pm

I wanted to drive the car for a while before I replied back. They replaced the rack and pinion. Rattle, clunk, and tight spot in the stearing are gone now. Been driving like a dream for more than 4 months now.

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