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fauxtog
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it rattles... it's really annoying. doesn't matter if someone is in it or not. Help me before I yank it out and get one of those we are protecting you from your self tickets

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I see you have not had a reply to this yet so i will give you my speculations on the subject, the only thing inside I would imagine are a shaft, spring and catch. See if you can pop the plastic side cover and take a look, probably the spring or catch are busted, especialy the spring if it wont retract.

Never opened one myself but would like to see a picture of the gut's if you open it up, let us know how you make out.

Good luck. Brett

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I've had mine apart and found it was more like the inertia switches on a FI system. IOW there is a cup and a ball that on impact from any direction, locks the mechanism. The ball could be rattling, but it's not the first thing I would suspect. I saw your post earlier, but didn't feel I had any thing helpfull. If your sure where the noise is coming from, then I wouldn't be afraid to take it apart for inspection, anyway.

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Be VERY CAREFUL  when opening it up. The spring is under tension, and has a tendency to eject from its containment( mind did anyway). If that happens, it is next to impossible to get it back, without having 6 hands. Good luck-PK 

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Good point, I remember having some difficulty with mine, but years of dealing with rewind starter springs held me in good stead. I would add that not removing anything that didn't pertain to the problem at hand, ie: the rattle , would be a good approach.



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