General 7th Generation Arm Rest Creak Noise

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Accord_N22, Friday 6th Jun, 2014.

  1. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hi All

    Just a quick one.
    Noticed this now when using the extended part of the centre arm rest. Every time I lean on it, it tends to make a creak sound.
    I assume its the plastic rail of the armrest extension section

    It this a known issue?
    I assume its just a matter of dissembling the top part of the armrest and perhaps applying some sort of grease to the rails?

    Thanks guys
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    yes mate known issue on the 7th Generation if you were to put felt adhesive strips on the arm rest the flex is reduce and noise is eliminated. This design was sorted in the 8th

    Grease will make a muck mate not to mention your shirts if it moves
     
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  3. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Thanks @Ichiban
    Would the top section need to be dismantled and the strips to be laid on the rail section?
    Is there a how too guide for this?
     
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  4. Brodziu Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    undo two screws
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    stick long, thin screwdriver in the middle, this will release the trigger and you'll be able to take it apart.
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    that's what you get
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    now as CJ said, you just need to to stick some felt on the slides, it will move harder, but it won't creak anymore ;-) good luck :Smile:
     
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  5. Brodziu Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    here's one more picture with trigger circled and felt stick on
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Nice job @Brodziu :GoodJob:

    Mine doesn't creek yet, but I know what to do now if it starts to.:Hey:
     
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  7. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Awesome :Smile:
    Thanks brodzui
     
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  8. Brodziu Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    no probs guys ;-)
     
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  9. nemiers Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for this, also useful for broken catch replacement!
     
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