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I have another question for you. You know those plastic protector panels (don't know the technical name) under the car between the 2 front wheels? I think mine are quite loose. I hear them shaking when I travel down the road, like the wind is making them rattle.

Anyway, I was thinking. Why couldn't you replace them with something more strong, like sheet metal?? Maybe that would be worse of a noise?

Wish I could take the one off that I know is causing the noise.

Any thoughts?
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Sheetmetal would make a lot more noise and any vibration would drive you crazy. You may want to jack the car up and make sure all of the plastic pop rivets are in and I think there are also a couple of metal bolts.
 

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Thanks Steve, makes sense. My husband slid under the car the other night and pushed on the panel and it bounced up and down a lot. I seem to have a lot of issues with noises, rattles and squeeks.

It's kind of ironic because I'm also experiencing things others complain about.

Thanks for the ideas. I need to get it to a shop where I can be present to see what they are doing.
 

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Mine made a lot of noise as well. After looking I found that they were not tucked into the metal brackets but hanging out and flapping on the wheel well. Sheet metal would be very loud. Check the plastic rivets and then go to the parts store and purchase some wheel well coating. This will seal the loose parts (when your sure they are set properly,) take away a lot of the road noise and protect those areas from wear caused by road debris, sand, mud, etc. You can do this your self in no time at all. However, if your having more road noise that you would like overall, you can take in to a specialist and have the whole under side of the car undercoated and noise proofed so to speak. I personally do not like this approach as you want to hear when something might not be working properly. Undercoating the fender wells your self should be fine.

Just a thought.
 

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oil change?

If I recall watching my first oil change the plates have to be removed. So be careful what you seal up. Im having it changed again on Tuesday, so I will repost then to confirm. At least on the RT they do.
 

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I'm not speaking of the underside of the car itself, but wheel well pieces that are rivited into place with plastic rivits. I'm pretty sure that these would not be removed for an oil change. However, the coating I'm refering to is just a rubber based coating that is made to wear off over time. There is no way to seal up something that may need to be removed and the coating cause problems. Now if you want an elastomer that will stay in tact for 5 to 10 years, I will be glad to sell you some of that from my company.

Either way, since there is a worry as to my suggestion, it's always better to wait for the results that nomoralz will be getting you. Know that it is suggested by the manufacturer to under coat the wheel wells and they will be glad to charge up to 500 bucks for this service when you buy the car. You can do it your self for about 10 bucks and 15 to 20 min.

Just throwing out ideas and telling you what I have done to my Magnum to solve vibrations and road noise.

I would like to know why the wheel well plates have to be removed to do a simple oil change. This is interesting. I guess it may have to do with where the drain plug is located but I can't imagine that the plastic pieces I'm refering to would be touching a hot oil pan.

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I just left the plastic cover off on the charger. Probably do the same with magnum. Its only there for gas milage and what ever it does will probably only work at highway speed so I just leave it off.
 
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