rattling trunk cover in avant

Tom Winter tom at freeskier.com
Fri Apr 25 21:10:33 PDT 2008

> On Apr 24, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Snoopy wrote:
>> Hi. Am I the only one having problems with rattling rear trunk cover
>> in type44
>> Avant? It seems that those fixing rollers are aging and getting
>> loose. I tried
>> to stiffen them up by hammering the metal "nail" inside the roller,
>> but it
>> helps only for a few weeks, then it starts to shake again.

Hey Brett - What if he really goes by Snoopy? Like my buddy who had a real
name, but everyone called him T.R.? Hmmm, why all the hate? A bad Friday for

Anyhow, this may or may not shed any light on the rattling problem. But, are
you absolutely sure of the source of the noise/rattle?

In both a 5000 tqa and in my current S6 avant, I've had problems with the
actual plastic interior parts covering the back hatch rattling and
squeaking. It's most annoying, but beefing up the attachment of the plastic
interior to the outer metal hatch (think additional screws in strategic
places) worked wonders. Try duct-taping the plastic first, if that solves
the noise, then you can add the screws.

Good luck.

Tom '95 S6 Avant (hatch used to squeak, now doesn't)

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