|09-17-2014 08:20 PM|
Ran 35s on the stock carrier for about a year without proper bump stops, eventually popped and cracked a weld. If I ran proper bump stops I think I would've been fine, running a Teraflex hinge now.
|09-17-2014 04:41 PM|
The other one seems to be only coming when I hit large potholes, I actually see the spare move up and down in the rear view mirror. I have inspected the welds, torqued down every bolt and lubed everything in sight, I'm guessing I need to replace the spare carrier with something that will spread the weight and bring the tire closer to the tailgate to limit leverage forces.
I don't have the cash for a new bumber/carrier combo, so I'm giving the Smittybilt/Bestop concept a try. I should have it soon enough, I'll report the results.
|03-17-2014 09:28 PM|
|02-04-2014 11:43 PM|
I found the problem
loose bolt On the tailgate .
|01-30-2014 07:03 PM|
|01-30-2014 01:55 PM|
|skihoser||Mine was the rear seat in a 12' 2-door. When the seat was folded the rattle went away. When the seat is upright and locked, it rattles. The left seat lock (drivers side) did not fit tight on the metal loop on the floor. Cut a 1 inch piece of plastic tubing, slit it open, and pushed over the loop on floor and locked seat to floor. A tight fit now, have to push seat down firmly, but rattle went away.|
|01-27-2014 11:08 PM|
You beat me to this reply. I have the same issue. The spot weld is broken. I can push on the weld and it goes away. i am going to try and put a sheet metal screw in a couple of spots to see if it will grab the sheet metal. I'm running a 35" MTR
|01-27-2014 01:02 PM|
|Antonio_jku||Here you can see the plug|
|01-27-2014 01:01 PM|
|Antonio_jku||I probably know what it is. When I removed my rear tailgate light the switch just flop around in there because the outside portion of the switch is metal and it bangs against the tailgate. I'll post some pictures later.|
|01-27-2014 12:48 PM|
|daggo66||Not from the factory. Some dealers add them and don't know enough to change out the bump stops|
|01-27-2014 12:37 PM|
|01-27-2014 12:28 PM|
|Hoshal13||Mine turned out to be the jack being loose. After I tightened it, no more rattling noise.|
|01-27-2014 11:31 AM|
|daggo66||That's why you need extended bump stops so the tire doesnt just hang there.|
|01-27-2014 11:22 AM|
For those still chasing this noise:
I tried everything.
Finally found it.
I took off the spare tire, and its gone.
after VERY close inspection I found that some of the spot welds (about 5 or 6) had popped, meaning they let loose from INSIDE the door.
in addition, the lower grating (for airflow) had a couple of fins that were cracked.
I have a 33" tire and wheel setup.
18" Dropstar rims and Trail Grappler tires.
The weight of the tire and rim had started to take its toll on the rear door.
I am now running around without the spare on there (i feel ghetto) but I lack the funds for a proper rear bumper and tire carrier right now.
Warranty WILL NOT cover this.
|01-25-2014 10:31 AM|
|apresas||I had a noise that was driving me nuts too. Same area. Tailgate. After doing some snooping around I traced it back to the rear tire. The golf balls I had put there to extend the original bump stops for the new offset on the spare tire hadn't been doing a good job. So I got some river hoses at lowes and made new bump stops. Noise was gone.|
|01-25-2014 08:58 AM|
Take it into a shop and get it looked at - it is probably a very easy very cheap (or free) fix!
I had a noise in my front sort of drivers footwell/forward of console area. I envisioned the worst - that I broke something important. Ended up being nothing more than needing a bolt tightened on the sway bar or something. Total time for my shop to test drive, diagnose and fix-less than 5 minutes ROTFL. I felt like sort of an idiot that it was such a simple thing. A few posters in a thread I put up before going to the shop suggested something similar - so kudos to them being able to figure it out even without a test drive or hearing the noise.
|01-25-2014 01:52 AM|
|lando76||Rear tailgate door....sorry|
|01-25-2014 01:50 AM|
|lando76||Exact same problem, the fix was buying some rubberized plastidip and putting it on both the hook latch and the two metal guide pieces on the door. You can remove them or do it ghetto with a brush. Every time I went over any bump there was this knocking sound. Haven't heard it since ( 6 months).|
|01-25-2014 12:45 AM|
|mattjopete||When I got mine I found one of the plastic rivets they use to hold on the fender flare inside the flare itself. I could hear it rattling around while I was driving around. One day I reached my finger into the gap (the gap is 1/2" at the smallest) and pulled it out... no more rattle now|
|01-25-2014 12:41 AM|
I do not want to drive it anymore
|01-25-2014 12:29 AM|
Same problem ;I have a noise driving me nuts in my 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon after 9 months . just the same of
At slow to medium speeds 5 to 40 mph I hear a very tinny rattle from the rear area.
It sounds like the rear door lock linkage is rattling against the inside of the tailgate sheet metal.
ANYONE ALREADY KNOWS WHATS THE CAUSE ????????
|05-14-2013 08:21 PM|
It would appear this MAY be the hard top bolts rattling against the jack.
Jack is out, bolts are out, I will drive it a day and see.
|05-12-2013 01:03 PM|
|newal||On the tailgate a couple of inches below the latch is a black plastic piece called a bumper. When the tailgate is closed, the bumper slides on a black plastic part on the door frame called the stabilizer. If these are just barely touching, there will be a loud rattle, like you have described. Try putting some grease on the stabilizer and drive it to see if the rattle goes away. If it does, loosen the screws that hold the stabilizer in place and move it towards the tailgate just a little at a time until you get good contact. I used white grease on the stabilizer which made it easy to see where the bumper was contacting it.|
|05-12-2013 12:58 PM|
Nobody has suggested it yet, but there is always of option of buying a louder stereo system and just turning it up to 11.
Turn it up to 11 - YouTube
|05-12-2013 12:03 PM|
I'm feeling a bit OCD because of it.
And I have the tailgate vent removed already so it's not that.
|05-12-2013 08:58 AM|
|Riccochet||The vent on my tailgate is retardedly loose. It rattles from time to time. Check that.|
|05-12-2013 08:00 AM|
I had the exact noise in my '13 jk. I finally took it back to the dealer and they had to replace the spare tire mounting bracket. Solved the problem.
|05-12-2013 07:39 AM|
|joe buell||Could it be the red bull can someone put in tailgate at the factory on a Monday ?? I know my key lock on mine is so loose right know you would think it would fall out but no noise that I can hear.|
|05-12-2013 04:38 AM|
|airboss||By "shit in the storage area" I assume you mean the jack & tire iron?|
|05-12-2013 04:27 AM|
Maybe Obama lost his change back there...
Open the tailgate and bang on the latch mechanism cover with your fist to see if you can detect if anything is loose in there. Then try banging on it again when closed. Only other suggestion is throw someone in the back to try and find it while it's happening.
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