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Unread 05-21-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Grinding/rubbing noise from centre console

When I hit the brakes with authority, or make a turn even at a crawl I often hear a soft grinding sound - picture a fan just barely hitting the shroud.

I thought maybe it was the blower motor coming loose, but the sound persists when i turn off the HVAC. I'll get a video of it. I really don't know how else to describe it.

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Unread 05-22-2015, 06:53 AM   #2
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I have the same sound, I suspect it's the shift cable rubbing on the driveshaft when braking, been meaning to climb down there and zip tie it up.
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I have the same sound, I suspect it's the shift cable rubbing on the driveshaft when braking, been meaning to climb down there and zip tie it up.
I'll check that out.
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Made a video folks. You can hear it a bunch of times. Some change/coins move around a couple times too, but are audibly different.

EDIT - good instance at 36 seconds and 43 seconds.

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Found this. Fir tree holding the transfer case cable had come off. I could see some rubbing on the plastic. It was certainly rubbing on the drive shaft, though I'm not sure this was the sound. I can't see how braking would cause it to move leftward into the drive shaft.

At any rate, back in place with some zip ties too.
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I had the same grinding and rubbing going on a while back… told my GF to get off the console and sit in her seat...
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