A 1995 Pleasure Way on a Dodge 3500 chassis. 200,000 Kms, runs very well and everything works. However, for years there's been a very annoying (to me) rattle. It seems to come from under the van. It happens on, e.g.., pavement cracks or rough streets/roads at speeds up to perhaps 50kmh. There's no rattle at higher speeds. Whenever I've taken it in for service, I describe the rattle and ask them to locate/fix the problem. No success. I've ensured it isn't obvious things like the grey/black tank dump valve rods.
I've just noticed that I can stop the rattle by putting my foot very lightly (maybe ľ inch depression) on the brake pedal - not enough to engage the brakes, but the rattle stops.
Dropped by a local service statute repair shop and described the above. Mechanic went into long story about how braking impacts the vehicle suspension/stance and problem is probably worn front end suspension systems requiring a host of new bushings and other components.
Anyway, before going back to my neighbourhood Chrysler dealer, thought I would ask if anyone out there has any theories that might lead to a solution. I even wonder if, when the van is on the hoist and the wheels/suspension are "hanging", the problem is hidden. Thanks for any thoughts.