|05-09-2013 08:59 PM|
MudFly has the right approach...
While the electrical tape method might temporarily correct the issue, it will eventually wear out and you'll be faced with the same (if not worse) problem. The answer is, as MudFly attempted, is to adjust the plastic tailgate guides. In his case, he only had to adjust the frame guide up 1/8 inch. You may also have to tighten, or adjust, the corresponding pastic guide on the tailgate door itself. I know it's a pain, but a little trial and effort may be necessary.
|04-22-2012 02:48 PM|
Just loosen them.
|04-21-2012 07:21 PM|
|iajeep76||i adjusted thee lower guide but it didnt fix my rattle....back to the drawing board for me...|
|04-19-2012 09:48 PM|
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|04-15-2012 09:41 PM|
|iajeep76||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??|
|04-15-2012 07:32 PM|
|Biehleuti||Awesome. I'm going to try all of that when I get home. That noise has been driving me up the wall.|
|04-14-2012 07:15 PM|
|cvomike||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 .....|
|04-14-2012 05:57 PM|
|robbiesixXxer||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.|
|02-29-2012 04:15 AM|
|twalton||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.|
|02-29-2012 12:36 AM|
|pdubois64||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.|
|02-28-2012 06:10 PM|
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.
|01-11-2012 05:12 PM|
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.
|01-10-2012 07:01 PM|
|Doc3613||Yep, mine was the door. Little lube and good to go|
|01-10-2012 06:43 PM|
|2DEUCE2||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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|01-10-2012 06:19 PM|
|missyjk79||Well for me i just put it on today. But will let yah know how it goes|
|01-10-2012 04:19 PM|
|devicemanager||How often are you guys having to replace the electrical tape?|
|01-10-2012 04:17 PM|
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.
|01-10-2012 04:01 PM|
|missyjk79||Well thanks for the idea. A $1.79 roll of black electrical tape and walla it worked. No more door rattles. Thanks again everyone.|
|01-07-2012 09:13 AM|
|Cv2065||Electrical tape worked for me!|
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|01-06-2012 06:22 PM|
|missyjk79||The rattle sound comes from the driver and passenger doors. Driver mostly. So im goin with the door striker issue ive been told about.|
|01-06-2012 05:32 PM|
|themoneypit||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.|
|01-06-2012 05:21 PM|
|missyjk79||Thanks for the info. Im all about if i can do it myself then i will. Ill try the electrical tape thing.|
|01-05-2012 09:49 PM|
|Arsonman||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.|
|01-05-2012 09:13 PM|
Pic I found from here
|01-05-2012 09:11 PM|
|ShaunWV||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.|
|01-05-2012 09:09 PM|
Or latch... Forget
Some use electrical tape and works fine. You will see
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