Rattles and Jeeps go together. Just turn up the radio. Or take the top off and put on some real aggressive mud terrain tires to drown out the rattle.
Seriously though, first thing I would do is check to make sure you are closing your tail gate all the way. Sometimes if you don't slam it hard enough the rubber strip on the rear window bar prevents the door from completely shutting, causing an annoying rattle. You could have a loose body bolt, or just about any other bolt. Or maybe the rattle is in your head.
Haha I kno I kno we can't have it all lol @gus so I took the spare out and found that I was missing a bolt on the bracket that bolts to the tailgate so I bought one and placed it. Then I though that was it but no it still rattles haha so I kinda now what might be.. ( I close the tailgate and if u see it from the side the bottom of the tailgate rattles a little so I think it might be that it's not 100% centered lol ohh well gave it a try) thnk you though
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hey, i also have a rattle, i turn my radio all the way up and blast that county music but i know where its at! haha check the rear sparetire tail light. it may be the plastic convulated tubing around the wiring...
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If it is a metallic, banging rattle, it's likey the striker that needs adjusting. (The striker pin is the big, round thing that your tailgate locks onto when you close up.) A large hex socket is required to adjust. I moved mine down slightly to get rid of the noise.
Just wanted to renew this thread as I had this problem today. I adjusted the black "alignment" plate below the striker loop. I loosed the two 10 mm nuts slightly, gently closed the tailgate, reopened the tailgate then tightened them down. Rattle is gone... 2011 JK 2 door.