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Old 01-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Popping sound coming from JK B-pillar. Help?

Hey all. About 3 months ago I picked up a 2011 Wrangler unlimited JK after many years being "away" from the Jeep family.

Since getting my Jeep (and BEFORE lifting it 4") I continue to hear a popping or rattling sound coming from my B pillar - inside where the seatbelt mechanism lives. Has anyone else experienced this sound or know what I'm referring to? I've pretty much dis-assembled the whole seatbelt/B-pillar coverings and still can't find the source. Arrggggh.

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Old 01-18-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a 2009 Unlimited Sahara and had the same problem. I read somewhere that the sound comes from the door latch. I put some electrical tape around latch catch and problem solved.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Our 2012 Unlimited Sahara makes popping noises when we first drive it, coming from various places, at first I thought something was loose, now I'm thinking the rubber between hardtop and various body parts is just shifting due to temp differences, sort of like a "plate shift" earthquake. I don't hear a rattle, as much as just a few pops, a few minutes apart.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Popping Sound

I have a 2011 Sahara and have the same sound, will try the tape.
Thanks for the info
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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just put enough so the door stills closes properly, too much and you will have to slam door shut. I think I put 3 or 4 wraps around.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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Couple wraps worked for me.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #7
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Popping Sound

I used the tape on the door latch and it has stopped the popping sound, Thanks for the information it works.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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Wow - such a technological fix! I wonder if Jeep knows about this problem. I'll give it a shot. thanks all.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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I have had my 2011 Wrangler to the dealer 3 times for this. They are getting frustrated as well as me. This is a awesome tip! Going to try it right now......

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