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06-10-2014 06:37 PM
nitroz680 yea you wont have any trouble with rubber tubing from autozone or some place similar. All you need is like 3-4 inches, they'll probably give it to you for free.
06-10-2014 03:52 PM
TampaDude
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Originally Posted by bluehash View Post
I had a question regarding the material placed between the two pipes. The pipes get very hot. Is it ok to place a rubber piece between them?
Can't imagine they'd get any hotter than the circulating coolant, and heater hose is designed to withstand the high temps. Don't worry, you're not going to start a fire or anything like that.
04-23-2014 07:51 PM
JKRU2013
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Originally Posted by HGJKRubi View Post
Here's what I did to eliminate this vibration. Installed a rubber hose around the shifter cable where it runs under the dash. Zip tied it tight and the noise is GONE!!!
Finally got off the couch and applied your remedy, thanks.
04-06-2014 04:27 PM
bluehash I had a question regarding the material placed between the two pipes. The pipes get very hot. Is it ok to place a rubber piece between them?
03-20-2014 09:56 AM
dpostman If you have the same noise I had, then all you take out is the glove box. open the glove box, empty it out, look on both sides, if you push the sides of the glove box towards the inside, it will release the tabs holding it from falling out, then just lift it out. Same procedure when you will have to change the in cabin air filters. once the glove box is out, look inside towards the radio and you will clearly see the 2 metal A/C pipes. Tadaa. Those were the pipes that were causing my buzzing sound on cold mornings.

dp
03-20-2014 09:11 AM
Cajun-in-tx So I found these are instructions about the lower dash removal. (Steps 1-3)

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/160289.pdf

I have this noise and I just want to verify if this is the piece you need to remove to see where the shifter cable is rubbing.

Thanks
03-20-2014 12:07 AM
RZNCAIN Took it to the dealer. Sure enough the A/C lines were vibrating against the firewall. They insulated them and we are good to go.
03-19-2014 08:39 AM
dpostman Right off the bat, I want to thank Rich331MX for this fix. I remember pretty much exaclty a year ago, after I had ordered my Jeep, but had not yet received it, I was constantly on this site reading up on stuff and I remember seeing this problem/solution thread. Well, this winter, when the temps started getting colder, I noticed this buzzing sound coming from behind the radio, only on light acceleration, and only for the first minute after start-up on very cold mornings. I only got around to it this week, mostly because it is very short lived, but most likely because I already knew what the fix was. So I cut a 3" piece of Heater hose that I had left over from extending my bump stops (Something I also learned on this site), cut a slit length wise, and slipped it over the bottom metal pipe and shoved it in a bit til it was good and tight. At first, I wasn't sure that this would do the trick, but after 2 mornings of -16C, absolutely no more buzzing. This was literally a 2 minutes fix. Most of that was emptying the glove box and then putting everything back in.

After almost a year of ownership, this would have been the only reason I would have needed to go to the dealership. My Jeep has been absolutely flawless since day one. And thanks to this Thread, A trip to the dealership has been avoided, and most likely, they would have torn up the whole dash and other stuff only to put it back together with other squeaks and rattles and I'd still have the buzzing.

dp
03-15-2014 07:08 PM
RZNCAIN I don't know man, I tried holding the shifter when accelerating and it sure sounds like it is coming from behind the radio??? Not sure what to do, It drives me nuts.
03-13-2014 02:44 PM
nitroz680 I believe so. Both Automatics and Manuals have shift cables so I don't see why not...?
03-13-2014 02:37 PM
RZNCAIN Could this be the problem in an auto?
03-13-2014 12:42 PM
nitroz680 I should also mention that you will be able to move your console piece the furthest out of the way if you are in 4LO and either 2nd, 4th, 6th, or reverse.

i did try to take off my shift knobs, and had i been able to take them off successfully, i would have completely destroyed them, so i elected to leave them on...if you are able to take them off, this will make your job a lot easier.
03-13-2014 12:35 PM
nitroz680 here is what you need to do...

the bottom of your dash has a netted piece that looks like it would be used to hold a map. pry that off, carefully. additionally, pull on the center console, in a manual, there is no need to remove shift knobs.

move the console all the way aft. expose the black shift cable on the left side of the now opened dash area.

if this is the culprit, you will see that the cable is rubbing into the dash. take a piece of heater hose and wrap it around the shift cable. it should be snug between the cable and the dash.

put everything back together.

if you are near cincinnati, i'll do it for you free
03-13-2014 11:03 AM
RZNCAIN
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Originally Posted by nitroz680 View Post
The hose behind the heat duct was a red herring. After tearing more of the dash apart, I discovered my shift cable was rubbing into the dash panel. I put a rubber hose around the shift cable to damp out the vibration and it is gone. I am at work and don't have pictures, but its identical to what HGJKRubi did.

If people want more instruction, let me know...
How hard is that to get to?
03-13-2014 06:49 AM
nitroz680 The hose behind the heat duct was a red herring. After tearing more of the dash apart, I discovered my shift cable was rubbing into the dash panel. I put a rubber hose around the shift cable to damp out the vibration and it is gone. I am at work and don't have pictures, but its identical to what HGJKRubi did.

If people want more instruction, let me know...
03-12-2014 09:58 PM
RZNCAIN Having this same damn noise in my 2014. This is super frustrating. Tried the heater hose trip to no avail.
02-17-2014 06:54 AM
nitroz680
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Originally Posted by HGJKRubi View Post
Here's what I did to eliminate this vibration. Installed a rubber hose around the shifter cable where it runs under the dash. Zip tied it tight and the noise is GONE!!!

Attachment 497498
did you have to remove the shift lever knobs to get the center console trim piece off so you could access this?
02-17-2014 06:48 AM
nitroz680
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Originally Posted by nitroz680 View Post
Hey everyone, I've been pretty frustrated with the rattling behind my dash. Yesterday, I had some free time, so I took my whole dash apart, took the radio out, took off the center console, the works.

I took pieces out part by part, and then installed fixes one by one. Each time I put a "fix" in, I drove around the block to see if the rattling was still there.

After many hours diagnosing, I got very familiar with the sound. In my opinion and in specifically for my Jeep, it was not metal, it was definitely plastic rattling. It didn't sound "tinny" like a pop can, it sounded like it was already partially damped, like only plastic sounds. After all, I tried the aluminum heating duct fix and it offered no reduction in rattle.

I removed the console to see if I could get to the shifter cable, but it wouldnt have mattered because with the whole dash apart, I could tell the rattle was coming from within the dash.

So after so many hours, I got fed up and decided to put it all back together. The very last thing I did was wedge a section of heater hose behind the highlighted plastic part labeled "the culprit".

Attachment 772433

Wouldn't ya know, on my test drive, I enjoyed rattle free operation throughout my entire range of acceleration.

I wouldn't wish this rattle on my worst enemy, but then again, my worst enemy probably wouldnt drive a Jeep!



Brian




much to my dismay, the rattle returned. I cannot claim victory......yet
02-16-2014 08:58 AM
nitroz680 Hey everyone, I've been pretty frustrated with the rattling behind my dash. Yesterday, I had some free time, so I took my whole dash apart, took the radio out, took off the center console, the works.

I took pieces out part by part, and then installed fixes one by one. Each time I put a "fix" in, I drove around the block to see if the rattling was still there.

After many hours diagnosing, I got very familiar with the sound. In my opinion and in specifically for my Jeep, it was not metal, it was definitely plastic rattling. It didn't sound "tinny" like a pop can, it sounded like it was already partially damped, like only plastic sounds. After all, I tried the aluminum heating duct fix and it offered no reduction in rattle.

I removed the console to see if I could get to the shifter cable, but it wouldnt have mattered because with the whole dash apart, I could tell the rattle was coming from within the dash.

So after so many hours, I got fed up and decided to put it all back together. The very last thing I did was wedge a section of heater hose behind the highlighted plastic part labeled "the culprit".

Attachment 772433

Wouldn't ya know, on my test drive, I enjoyed rattle free operation throughout my entire range of acceleration.

I wouldn't wish this rattle on my worst enemy, but then again, my worst enemy probably wouldnt drive a Jeep!



Brian
02-14-2014 05:28 PM
rajung Well I tried again and this time wedged a thicker piece of rubber between the lines and zip tied together, so far good.
02-13-2014 06:20 AM
rajung yesterday I attempted to fix the problem since it was very hot outside, a balmy 18 deg.
Didn't help,so not sure on how to explain the sound but sure resembles and electric engraver or an old time electric vibrating football game.
02-13-2014 12:08 AM
ryndne
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Originally Posted by rajung View Post
Just ran across this thread after doing a search.
Bought my 2013 jk unlimited MOAB last Aug.Did notice this constant buzz type of rattle somewhere in center portion behind dash 4 months later,only when cold for the first 5 minutes under light acceleration.Here in Iowa its been the norm for 20 below air temp.Anyone know if the 2013 have had the same issue concerning to coolant lines in glove box area?
Thanks
I used this fix on my 2013 JKU. Unbelievable relief to have it gone. I do still have a small rattle from something else, but I'll wait til its warm to go hunting for that one.
02-12-2014 06:42 AM
nitroz680 I have tried everything suggested in this thread to alleviate the rattling in my 2013 to no avail. I still have the problem, seems like on and off though, not entirely consistent.
02-11-2014 10:43 AM
rajung Just ran across this thread after doing a search.
Bought my 2013 jk unlimited MOAB last Aug.Did notice this constant buzz type of rattle somewhere in center portion behind dash 4 months later,only when cold for the first 5 minutes under light acceleration.Here in Iowa its been the norm for 20 below air temp.Anyone know if the 2013 have had the same issue concerning to coolant lines in glove box area?
Thanks
12-30-2013 08:27 PM
2011jkunl I had a vibration that was absolutely driving me bonkers and I went through everything: heater lines, shifter cable, a-pillar cover, sun visors and even the fender liners. The vibration seemed to be coming from the dash area but it turns out that the source of the vibration was from the extra gas cap keys and a flashlight I keep in the center console. I guess it goes without saying, but no matter where it seems the noise is coming from, check your glove box and console box and adjust random loose items before you go tearing into your dash. On the plus side I fixed all the stuff that could eventually lead to noise.
12-30-2013 12:04 PM
BubbaEinstein I had the aluminum heater vibration but mine were spread apart from the factory. So, I used a zip tie and actually pulled them together a bit (not touching) so there was pressure on both lines..problem solved!

Seems like no matter how you do it, those lines are too long to not have some type of pressure on them (either from spreading apart or tying together).
11-30-2013 08:35 AM
nitroz680 sub'd
11-30-2013 08:12 AM
A-Bomb Thanks! This worked for me!!!
11-09-2013 09:07 AM
HGJKRubi Here's what I did to eliminate this vibration. Installed a rubber hose around the shifter cable where it runs under the dash. Zip tied it tight and the noise is GONE!!!

Attachment 497498
11-06-2013 08:20 AM
backdoc
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Originally Posted by alejovh1 View Post
I have the same rattle but haven't been successful. Any other ideas?
There is another vibration/rattle issue that comes from the cable to the transfer case. It vibrates against the floor console at certain RPM under load and seems worse at certain temperatures. I fixed the one behind the glove box yesterday but I still have the console one to deal with. Good luck!
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