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I have a 2010 TSX, and everytime the shocks move up and down while normal driving, it sounds like a "swooshing" sound. Also sounds like when you were a little kid and pushed a metal Slinky down the stairs everytime I go over a bump or the shock moves up and down.

I took it to the dealer, they replaced both rear shocks and it still has the problem. They claimed they called the engineers and also test drove another brand new TSX and it makes the same noise. Do you guys have the same problem?

It drives me nuts.
 

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I have the same problem... When I first got the car I didn't hear it. However, 3 months in I started to hear it too. I haven't asked the dealer about it yet. If you turn your music loud enough you can't hear it :).
 

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iirc, it has something to do with the newer cars and the materials the tank was made out of so its easier to hear the gas swooshing? i am not entirely sure, but a few 2nd gen members stated they hear it too. i always have my music on (at around level 8) so i honestly don't hear it lol. its not really a problem or anything, just something you just gotta get used to i guess :shrug: good luck
 

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oh well. that's still a dumbass design because it's pretty annoying. i listen to a lot of sports talk radio and you can hear it constantly even with the volume up.

thanks for the responses.
 

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oh well. that's still a dumbass design because it's pretty annoying. i listen to a lot of sports talk radio and you can hear it constantly even with the volume up.

thanks for the responses.
 

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I had something similar a couple months after lowering. It drove me nuts. Sounded like a washer jingling freely on a stud or like loose change under the seat. Finally realized it was just the sound of the shock. I left the access panel to the top of the rear shocks off after install so I stuffed a shop rag in there and put the cover back on and no more noise. Hope that helps. Here is a pic of the access behind the rear seats.
 

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so you stuff a rag on both sides of those pop outs? i know exactly where they are because i tore apart my rear deck and dynamated while at the same time looking for the noise.

my dealership replaced both of my rear shocks not knowing that it wouldnt fix the issue. I will try this once I get home today.

**prays for peace and quite while listening to sports talk radio!!**
 

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I had something similar a couple months after lowering. It drove me nuts. Sounded like a washer jingling freely on a stud or like loose change under the seat. Finally realized it was just the sound of the shock. I left the access panel to the top of the rear shocks off after install so I stuffed a shop rag in there and put the cover back on and no more noise. Hope that helps. Here is a pic of the access behind the rear seats.
I just stuffed old t-shirt in there.:) Now, it is totally silent. Thanks, TerdBath
 

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Are you guys just putting a rag around the bolt at the bottom of the area after you remove the panel? This noise is driving me INSANE! Thanks a million!
 

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Yep. I used one of the 500 shop towells I had lying around. Sounds like blutsx used an old shirt. I imagine anything that muffles the sound would work.
 

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Can anybody help me on how to find this panel? This loose change sound is driving me crazy!
If you pull down the rear seats you should see about 2/3 of the panel. the rest sits behind the bolsters. Use a soft and flat tool to pry up the bottom, that way you can wiggle it out without having to remove anything.

Here is another pic of the said panel.
You'll notice it as soon as you pull down the rear seats.
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Thanks for the help Mugen. I was able to locate it and stuffed a shirt in there but the noise still exhists. The dealership doesn't want to work on my car because I have lowering springs.
 

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Thanks for the help Mugen. I was able to locate it and stuffed a shirt in there but the noise still exhists. The dealership doesn't want to work on my car because I have lowering springs.
Can you tell us a bit more about your specific problem ( noise )?
 

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It's the loose change sound that a lot of 2nd gen owners are complaining. I drove a few more days after stuffing the panel with the shirt and it did minimize the noise
 
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