I got a 2004 tj 3 months ago. Its the green one on my profile and I love it. I removed the soft top and put on a bikini top but now the passenger door sounds loose when I drive on dirt roads. The noise is coming from where the door closes onto the round u shaped bracket, not from the hinges. Is there a way to adjust and make this tighter so so it dont rattle? I think this jeep gave me ocd and need to fix. Thx
If your talking about the plastic things that helps hold the soft top on yes because I dont think the bikini top will fit with them on because the velcro that holds the bikini on is a long strip that wraps around the robar. But I can give it a try anyways. The door did not make noise with them on. Thanks for replying.
To answer your question regardless of diagnosis on the cause of the noise in question: You can adjust the door latch at the jamb by loosening the two bolts/screws, moving the latch, retightening the bolts/screws.
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
I put the plastic surrounds back on and the noise stopped again. But I will also tighten the door latch.
Today the bikini top also fit even with the plastic surrounds on. I owned a 1994 yj before this 2004 tj and am still getting used to the difference. It seems like every few days im stuck on something that turns out so simple.