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Old 05-02-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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full size drivers door rattle

04 tj full door, drivers side door rattles when i hit bump. if i take my door and pull on it back and forth i can hear it rattle were it latches. any way to tighten this up?

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:46 PM   #2
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04 tj full door, drivers side door rattles when i hit bump. if i take my door and pull on it back and forth i can hear it rattle were it latches. any way to tighten this up?
Ive got the same problem.. Very curious to a solution as well. I read one that wrapped the hinge in electrical tape and the door still shook it just dampened the sound for like 3 days then it started again. So im the same boat as you and been dealing with it but itd be nice to fix. Gets real annoying on trails haha...

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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I haven't gone out to check, but you can't just loosen the body side hoop thing and move it in some?
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when it gets warm out i think i am going to try and loosen the bolts up on the hook on the body were the latch catches and try to pull it more toward the inside of the jeep so maybe the door will close tighter,we will see.
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I haven't gone out to check, but you can't just loosen the body side hoop thing and move it in some?
Not sure, id imagine the bolts would be in a hole or something (possibly with a welded nut or something on the backside) but definately something ill try to see of its shiftable.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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when it gets warm out i think i am going to try and loosen the bolts up on the hook on the body were the latch catches and try to pull it more toward the inside of the jeep so maybe the door will close tighter,we will see.
Post your results whenever you do this and ill do the same. That way whichever one gets to it first can either save the other some time or solve the problem haha
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Yea I hope it works cause it looks like the holes might be tapered so you can't adjust, we will see. Maybe the latch in the door is just getting old. Right now the weather is not all that great in Obama state(Chicago)
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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The door catch on the body will loosen & can be moved inwards so the door will close tighter. 5 minute fix.

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The door catch on the body will loosen & can be moved inwards so the door will close tighter. 5 minute fix.

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Perfect! Ill def try it. Thanks!
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Another reason is the seals wear over time. I adjusted all the door issues out of mine the first weekend I had it. Good luck with yours!
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Another reason is the seals wear over time. I adjusted all the door issues out of mine the first weekend I had it. Good luck with yours!
Did you replace seals or move latch inwards? Or both?
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Moved the latch inward just a tad and no more rattle! It is solid. Thanks for the tip! Amazing how easy of a fix it was
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Did you replace seals or move latch inwards? Or both?
Nah, the seals are still good enough they just lose a bit of "pep" over time. I adjusted the latch as you did. Sometimes the doors get out of alignment and you can adjust them at the hinge as well, though it's a bit more tricky.
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i pulled mine in a little and the the door rattles less, only if i go over a hard bump it will rattle
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i pulled mine in a little and the the door rattles less, only if i go over a hard bump it will rattle
Maybe pull it in a tiny bit more?
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I could but i would hate how the door would look like it was pushed in to far from the body itself, the body lines would not look right. i Might just get new seals

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