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Something is banging around - drivers side rear? - SOLVED!

Hi Guys,
Wondering if you could save me a trip to the dealer. I have a 2019 Forester and I noticed a very pronounced sound coming from the drivers side rear quarter panel (around the rear drivers side tire)....sounds like a metal bar or something rolling around when going over bumps. Yes, I removed everything out of the back, including the spare tire which was secured- so thats not it. Checked the muffler and hanger, not it. Checked the drivers side rear door, not it. The only thing I did was back it up on a dirt hill inline last night and ever since then it has been making this sound. I checked the plastic fender walls, and they are all tight, no plastic or anything looks damaged. Any ideas?
Thanks
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@jonaz19forester No expert here , but I would say sway bar

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@jonaz19forester I've heard of one report of a loose sway bar bolt on a 2019 that took forever to identify. My $$ on a lose sway bar that simply needs tightening.
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You were spot on!!!! It was on the drivers side rear sway bar. I owe you a case of beer or something. Attatched is the picture I took this morning. Problem solved- thank you again.

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Thanks, I like when there is a follow-up post when a problem is solved. Helps other people next time.
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Thanks for the update.. Glad it's fixed... I should go look at mine, no noise yet but you never know... hah
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THAT is a huge slip up by Subaru.. Makes you wonder what else is being missed.
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And this is the second one I've heard of, same bolt... Seems to be an issue.
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Did you check the seat belt clip that rides in the small slot above the Rea seats?

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Do most Subaru techs use torque wrenches when fixing our cars? I always ask but they probably mostly use impacts for times sake. I need to buy a good torque wrench to check afterward. Thanks for posting your update. Helps everyone here.

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Hi Guys,
Wondering if you could save me a trip to the dealer. I have a 2019 Forester and I noticed a very pronounced sound coming from the drivers side rear quarter panel (around the rear drivers side tire)....sounds like a metal bar or something rolling around when going over bumps. Yes, I removed everything out of the back, including the spare tire which was secured- so thats not it. Checked the muffler and hanger, not it. Checked the drivers side rear door, not it. The only thing I did was back it up on a dirt hill inline last night and ever since then it has been making this sound. I checked the plastic fender walls, and they are all tight, no plastic or anything looks damaged. Any ideas?
Thanks
Jonathan
I have a 2019 and may have same issue. When did you take delivery of the vehicle? I got mine on Good Friday.

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