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Is this normal for a 944?

I have what I believe to be an excellent condition 87 n/a, the car is spotless with a very clean interior, but the car rattles and squeaks loudly when I hit any sort of bump or pothole. It is getting pretty annoying since I live in Pittsburgh, pothole heaven! Is this normal or could there be something loose?
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not normal...something's loose or your shocks are shot....
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I live in Pittsburgh, pothole heaven! Is this normal or could there be something loose?
It must be a pittsburg car...
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Check your rear hatch and adjust the posts so it doesn't rattle too much. If you have a saratoga with the glass on, there's that little wind deflector. If the deflector is touching the glass, mine squeaks like mad, so I pull it down a little bit. So instead of hitting the glass, it's resting on the top of the latches... if that makes any sense at all.

Other than that... shocks, bushings & things, maybe motor mounts?
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I don't think it is the shocks, the sounds are coming from inside the car. Sometimes I think it is coming from the trunk cover, but I still here it when it is rolled up. I have taken out all of the loose items from the trunk area including the spare and jack.
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Check your sock tension. But on the bright side...the repair is definitly reparable. Just order new socks.


I think I have been reading to many of these posts.
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Sounds like the rear hatch to me. Seems like I have to adjust mine every year or so when it starts acting up again......it can drive you nuts!!
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How do I adjust it?
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Pop your hatch and try screwing in the two acorn posts. Don't do it too much at once though, you'll have a problem geting it to open back up.
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From what you describe I believe there's a loose nut behind the wheel.
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Does it rattle when you are outside of Pittsburgh?
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