I took out one bolt from each rung, the tapered bolt, and added a washer to each. The rattle (that drives me nuts) is now gone. Anybody else have this problem and fix it? Is there a better fix?
I can't recall the exact sound it was making, but it was an odd sound, not something I would had attributed to the roof rack. Take off the top bar and make sure the other bars are tight. See if it makes any difference.Bostonian1976 said:is this the rattle that sounds more like a giant piece of sheet metal being "wobbled?" I don't know if that makes sense, but if you heard the noise that I do, it would.....
Bostonian1976 said:is this the rattle that sounds more like a giant piece of sheet metal being "wobbled?" I don't know if that makes sense, but if you heard the noise that I do, it would.....
That's because it (roof rack) wasn't assembled by Japanese...It was assembled at the port by Americans...Thank God the FJ didn't come fully assembled from Kentucky!Dirtnation said:I concur, it's the top bar that's making most of the noise and I removed it completely from my rack. When I have some time and deicide I need to stick back on I'll use the washer route like Attilla suggested.
I was a bit surprised that the factory didn't do a better job at securing it with nylon washers or some form of rubber, etc.