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12-22-2014 02:06 PM
RubiconSS I'll tell you how I diagnosed mine. I waited until it got going pretty good and I "popped" my door open (yes, while driving) it opens about an inch.
The rattling stops everytime. I was sure it was ^Up^ in the "B" pillar but its the door latch/striker and just travels up and out the hole right by my ear (yeah).

Dealer gave me the well rehearsed, "Huh, no, never heard of that...Let me look into it and I'll call you back".

How long is it safe to hold your breath?
12-22-2014 01:40 PM
BigWreck Thanks for reviving this thread!! I have the same problem. I thought it was a loose rock slider or something. I'll try the electrical tape temporary fix so I know for sure if I've just lost my mind over nothing.
12-22-2014 01:23 PM
Fleche Mine has it too RubiconSS...or did until a week or so ago. I haven't heard it since I closed the door on my seatbelt. I'm sure it'll return, it just got a serendipitous adjustment.

(Clunk that was just behind me but hard to pin down on driver's side. Usually when going over a drop like the down side of a speedbump)
12-22-2014 12:05 PM
RubiconSS Tried grease, tape and adjustment - NaDa. Called Dealer and of course they have never heard of such a thing.

Mine is a '14..... was this/is this still an issue for anyone (other than me)?
06-29-2012 06:57 AM
should have looked on forum first....

I have 2012 JKU with 2400 miles on it. 2300 0f those miles I have lived with the same rattle you guys describe. It drove me crazy. I foam filled my pilars, double sided taped my pillar trim. I rode around in the back seat and touched anything that could rattle. Turns out it was the door strikers... I adjusted them in a bit until the door has more tension on it. Noise is gone.
06-25-2012 01:49 PM
Lab Lover I've been hearing this clunk on my 12 JKU for a couple months now. I forgot to mention it to the dealer when I had the oil changed. I'm so glad I found this thread, my husband thinks I'm crazy since he never hears it. I know it's a Jeep, my others had their clunks and rattles, but this noise really bugs me.

I've double checked everywhere to see if something was loose with no luck, I even thought it might be the ACE rails and something had worked loose.

I'm going to try moving the strike plate a bit tomorrow and see if it fixes it, along with greasing the latch.

A big thank you to all that posted remedies for this
06-25-2012 12:12 PM
Originally Posted by jk'n
I've had my 08 for two plus years now and the rattle comes and goes. For the most part, I ignore it. I had been tempted to put some electrical tape on it but decided against it. I've been considering putting a coating of 5 minute epoxy on it and coating the whole ring. Five minute epoxy stays soft like electrical tape but is more durable. By coating the whole surface, the epoxy will be able to hold in place better. If someone tries this I hope you report back to the thread and let us know how it worked. It might encourage me to actually act on my suggestion. Sooner or later I will give it a go.
I would suggest waiting for the epoxy to dry before you attempt to close the door. So did anyone of you try this only to find out you glued the door shut?
06-25-2012 10:39 AM
WXman Tape on the striker fixed my '11.. been great for several months. Now the passenger side is doing it! UGH...
06-25-2012 10:34 AM
jk'n I had the door pillar rattle problem on my new 08. Turned the stereo up and the problem disappeared! Now, four years later, when I occasionally turn the stereo down, I have yet to hear it over the last year. It seems to have just gone away.
06-24-2012 11:36 PM

hi, just trade it on a new 2013..problem solved..
06-01-2012 09:28 PM
desertgoose Mine goes away when I turn the stereo down. But still confused of what is rattling in the rollbar by my head.
06-01-2012 09:23 PM
mxman122 I would have bet the sound was coming from my seatbelt adjuster by my shoulder. It's been bugging me but I keep forgetting about it. So I ead this post and WTF..... I put some duct tape on the door thingy and the noise is gone. Hurray !!!
06-01-2012 02:45 PM
mrmzchiefus You know what its the grease in the latch that does the trick. Get a good silicon based clear grease, (spray type) spray it in the door latch assy. (Dont drown it) Close and open the door a couple of times, repeat if necessary. Other grease doesn't do the trick, I tried it.
05-26-2012 11:50 AM
Firemedic552 Going to try the tape. Anybody have pics of where to grease?
04-18-2012 09:51 AM
shredd_guy mine went away when winter hit still not back yet.
04-18-2012 08:18 AM
"Thunk / Clunk" from Driver Pillar resolved

You guys (and gals) rock.

I've been bugged by what I would describe as "Thunk or Clunk" sound from my driver's pillar and I knew it couldn't be just my Jeep but I'd been searching for Thunk/Clunk/Knock... anyway that kept coming up with suspension or steering issue threads. Then I happened upon the "Door Rattle" thread. All I can say is the WranglerForum is the fount of all Jeep wisdom.

I wrapped "pressure sensitive tape" around the striker. I hope that will hold better than normal electrical tape and not leave a sticky mess.

Thunk / Clunk / Rattle (whatever you want to call it) from the door pillar is now gone.
03-20-2012 12:37 AM
moosejeepin I Agree! Just move that Strike Plate in towards the interior of the jeep, dont move vertically!!!!. I used my trusty Torx and shut it up no problem. Door closes harder but havent heard it one!

01-27-2012 09:53 PM
Kaisoboy Your best bet would be to adjust the striker. Mine is still quite! I am not big on those other fixes. I am way to OCD when it comes to my vehicle to put appoxy, tape to fix a problem when it should not be there. That simple adjustment was all that was needed.

01-26-2012 11:46 PM
moosejeepin Thanks of posting everyone... This noise has been driving me bonkers... 3,000 miles since December and this little pesky noise started to get more prevalent over smaller and smaller bumps. It's a sound that you know shouldn't be there. It really pisses me off that Jeep seems to ignore this problem with so many complaints. "US" as Jeep owners have done a better job of evaluating the issue and being creative in our solutions.

The best diagnostics for this is to just open your door and find that one bump that you always hear it on and hit it!

I'm going to get my oil changed this week I'll have them look at it, but It sounds like I'll be looking into some of the suggestions you've all be giving.

1.) Electrical Tape (Quick Fix)

2.) Some sort of Rubber Pad on the inside of the door jam. (More engineering, needs precise fitment I would think)

3.) Grease/Graphite (The dealers out)

4.) Adjusting the strike plate on your own. (Sounds like the most )

5.) Epoxy/Velcro other sort of strike plate wrapping. (Sounds Ghetto)

Sounds like some of you all had a success...over all thank you... I hope I can find my fix.

Thanks !
12-06-2011 06:56 PM
Kaisoboy Had this same rattle on my passenger door. At first I thought it was coming from the seatbelt rattling when no one was using it. So I took the belt and latched it accross the seat but the rattle was still there. So while doing a forum search I came accross another forum where one of the members suggested lossening the two bolts on the striker and adjusting the stricker 1/8" in toward the seat and retighten the bolts. Yes the door is slightly harder to close but not much from OEM and the rattle has been gone since. That was over three weeks ago.

12-06-2011 06:49 PM
cvomike Will try the tape have been to the stealer two times they are clueless ....
12-06-2011 04:11 PM
devicemanager I've got a serious case of OCD when it comes to rattles, and the annoying "thud" on the driver's side has been rearing its ugly head when I hit various bumps. I kept thinking it was in the pillar near the seat belt height adjuster but could never isolate it.

I just wrapped the front of the door latch with electrical tape and the noise went away. Woot! I then used a T45 to move the latch down a pinch and removed the electrical tape. So far the noise is gone and now the door shuts easier. This thread saved me a ton of grief - thank you.
10-24-2011 02:22 PM
Originally Posted by Riggsie View Post
Put the tape on today! Noise is gone. Do like the addition of the automotive rubber. Will try that if the tape trick doesn't last. Love the dealer response: "we are desensitized to rattles because we work on Jeeps all day long" I call Bullsh$t!
I don't know what automotive rubber is but if you use 5 minute epoxy on it, you will get a similar effect as the electrical tape in a more permanent coating. The 5 minute epoxy will remain flexible and you can slice it off if you don't like it. The clear epoxies the are quick setting do not harden like rock. More like wire insulation.
10-24-2011 01:36 AM
Riggsie Put the tape on today! Noise is gone. Do like the addition of the automotive rubber. Will try that if the tape trick doesn't last. Love the dealer response: "we are desensitized to rattles because we work on Jeeps all day long" I call Bullsh$t!
10-05-2011 09:08 AM
JIMBOX Yeah, my '08 JKUR doesit, but only when off-road and on some pretty rocky trails--

It never happens on streets, so-

It's the latch/locker-

10-05-2011 01:27 AM
Originally Posted by RB-10rubicon View Post
Correct me if im wrong but arent all jks keyless entry?.push button on foab and unlock
I don't think so. I think there may still be some stocker's out there with manual locks and windows.
10-04-2011 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by steve9000
Just out of curiosity, is this problem common to keyless entry doors only, or both?
Correct me if im wrong but arent all jks keyless entry?.push button on foab and unlock
10-04-2011 05:50 PM
dustyc Regular maintenance schedule says lube the door latches. That would tell me they know this is a issue.
10-03-2011 09:45 AM
Originally Posted by steve9000 View Post
Just out of curiosity, is this problem common to keyless entry doors only, or both?
Hmmmmm, good question Steve! Mine has keyless entry...
10-03-2011 09:43 AM
Originally Posted by DSR View Post
I thought I had the same problem, turns out the front bolt that holds the front portion of the hard top on was just loose enough that every bump, the washer would rattle. Drove me NUTS for about 2 months until I finally found it. Tightened it and all is well.
Yea, I was reading alot of that same problem too!! Mine was the door striker, wrapped it up with tape and the noise is gone......but now I hear other noises! LOL!!
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