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Old 01-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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rattle...bugging me

So i have this rattle when i go over bumps. It sounds like the door isnt shut or something but they all are. Does anyone have an idea? I dont wanna take it to the dealer for somerhing like that. If u know what it is how can i fix it? Thank

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So i have this rattle when i go over bumps. It sounds like the door isnt shut or something but they all are. Does anyone have an idea? I dont wanna take it to the dealer for somerhing like that. If u know what it is how can i fix it? Thank
Yep... Google door striker mod (or fix)
Or latch... Forget

Some use electrical tape and works fine. You will see

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Do you have anything in the storage area built into the floor in the rear cargo area? Also, make sure the jack is not loose and rattling around.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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Mine just started doing this tonight. I have also noticed that the seat is making a noise at the area where the back meets the seat area. I am taking this to the dealer next week.
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Thanks for the info. Im all about if i can do it myself then i will. Ill try the electrical tape thing.
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if you have an oversized spare on the factory mount sometime that will rattle the gate, also my 07 had a wire in the tailgate door that would bounce around and hit the inside of the gate.
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The rattle sound comes from the driver and passenger doors. Driver mostly. So im goin with the door striker issue ive been told about.
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The rattle sound comes from the driver and passenger doors. Driver mostly. So im goin with the door striker issue ive been told about.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:48 AM   #10
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Mine just started doing this tonight. I have also noticed that the seat is making a noise at the area where the back meets the seat area. I am taking this to the dealer next week.
Please let me know waht the dealer finds out. I have the same thing on my 09. I have tried to find a loose bolt or something but every thing is tight. I put a wrench on every bolt that I could and not a single one was loose.
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Electrical tape worked for me!
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Well thanks for the idea. A $1.79 roll of black electrical tape and walla it worked. No more door rattles. Thanks again everyone.
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yeah, i had a real bad one on my tailgate....fixed it when i traded for the 2012. i didn't know they could be so quiet. glad you found the problem.

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How often are you guys having to replace the electrical tape?
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Well for me i just put it on today. But will let yah know how it goes
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yeah, i had a real bad one on my tailgate....fixed it when i traded for the 2012. i didn't know they could be so quiet. glad you found the problem.

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Yah its quit annoying. Fixd now tho.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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Usually when I start to get a rattle over bumps, it is one of my two hardtop hold down cap bolts in the sound bar that is coming loose. I have to tighten those up every couple of months or so. That only applies if you have the hard top though.
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Yep, mine was the door. Little lube and good to go
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #19
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Had this rattle on my 2011.

Take a look at the picture above posted by kjeeper. Loosen the two bolts holding the striker (The striker adjusts back and forth, up and down). Dont loosen to much, just enough to be able to move the striker. Move the striker towards the seat 1/8" taking care NOT to move it up or down but just backwards. Then re-tighten the bolts and test the door. The door will need slightly more effort to close but not much over the stock adjustment.

Rattle is now gone.
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Tailgate rattle fixed!

I had this rattle pop up a few days ago. Perfect one day and an annoying rattle from the tailgate area the next. Read through some of the solutions in this thread, but did some troubleshooting on my own.
I have a stock 2012 JKU with 6,000 mles. The rattle seemed to be coming from the tailgate area when driving. I took the spare tire off and made sure all nuts and bolts on tailgate were tight. I put the spare back on..rattle still there. Next I looked at the latch hardware on the body. It looked like the latch on the tailgate was riding on the silver catch on the body. I thought that this could possibly be causing the rattle. I adjusted the "Lower Guide" (black plastic with 2 regular bolts, not the upper silver catch with torx bolts) UP just about an 1/8th inch. This piece is adjustable up/down and fore/aft. I only adjusted it up. Been driving now for a few days with no rattle. Just something to add to your possible rattle fixes.

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I had this rattle on my 09. IIRC the steelership fixed it, may have been a TSB on it. It was the rear side door latch, sounded like someone tapping a pen on metal.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:15 AM   #22
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same as mudfly. rattle from swinggate. put electrical tape on latch and guide, rattle gone. thanks mudfly for the tip about adjusting the guide. i may try that if the tape wears out.
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Thanks Mudfly! Your post helped me fix my annoying rattle. Was definitely getting too much "play" in the gate door. I adjusted the "Lower Guide" and put a small piece of duct tape on the latch for good measure. Good as new. Hell yeah.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #24
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I have the same rattle in the tailgate and left rear door I fixed the tailgate by removing the acess panel and placeing a bead of silicone on all the support cross members it worked.. as for the door 3 trips to two dealers and they are clueless ,filed a complant 2 mounths ago with Jeep have not heard from them... I think the dealers and Jeep don't give a s$It .....
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Awesome. I'm going to try all of that when I get home. That noise has been driving me up the wall.
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Same here. Coming from the rear. I was thinking it was the "hinges" from the rear window. But im definately going to try this tomorrow. Quick question, for the "lower guide", did you take the bolts out all together or just loosen them to move it??
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Thanks for the info. Im all about if i can do it myself then i will. Ill try the electrical tape thing.
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Well thanks for the idea. A $1.79 roll of black electrical tape and walla it worked. No more door rattles. Thanks again everyone.
If the electrical tape works, try coating the same area as you did with some 5 minute clear epoxy. It will be a more permanent fix. It stays flexible like electrical tape but won't flake off. If you need to take it off, it will slice off with a box cutter.
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I had this rattle pop up a few days ago. Perfect one day and an annoying rattle from the tailgate area the next. Read through some of the solutions in this thread, but did some troubleshooting on my own.
I have a stock 2012 JKU with 6,000 mles. The rattle seemed to be coming from the tailgate area when driving. I took the spare tire off and made sure all nuts and bolts on tailgate were tight. I put the spare back on..rattle still there. Next I looked at the latch hardware on the body. It looked like the latch on the tailgate was riding on the silver catch on the body. I thought that this could possibly be causing the rattle. I adjusted the "Lower Guide" (black plastic with 2 regular bolts, not the upper silver catch with torx bolts) UP just about an 1/8th inch. This piece is adjustable up/down and fore/aft. I only adjusted it up. Been driving now for a few days with no rattle. Just something to add to your possible rattle fixes.
Thanks mine started rattling last weekend...easy fix.
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i adjusted thee lower guide but it didnt fix my rattle....back to the drawing board for me...
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Same here. Coming from the rear. I was thinking it was the "hinges" from the rear window. But im definately going to try this tomorrow. Quick question, for the "lower guide", did you take the bolts out all together or just loosen them to move it??

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