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cole63

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Registration date : 2013-05-19

Rattling side doors

Post by cole63 on Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:31 pm

I've recently replaced all the rubbers in the two front doors in my van. While it quieted down the front, I now can hear the side doors rattle violently when I go over a bump or drive on a rough stretch of road. I noticed that the latches have a fair amount of play and is what is causing the noise. What have others done to remedy the play in the latches and reduce the noise?

Carl

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Location : Orange California
Age : 69
Registration date : 2011-01-25

Rattling side doors

Post by Carl on Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:40 pm

New rubber on the side doors took out the play in mine.
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jrinaman

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Re: Rattling side doors

Post by jrinaman on Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:16 pm

is their any adjustment on the upper and lower striker plates? my chevy was worn enough that I had to build it up with weld and regrind.
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Seth G
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Location : Anacortes, WA
Age : 44
Registration date : 2013-04-24

Re: Rattling side doors

Post by Seth G on Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:37 am

On mine it's the linkage inside the side door that rattles against the skin, been meaning to try and do something about it.
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Wolfster

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Re: Rattling side doors

Post by Wolfster on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:48 am

If the linkage is rattling against the skin, take some rubber tubing or hose and slip it over it. Been doing that for years and it works. You do have to make sure it wont bind against other rods or linking joints.
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cole63

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Re: Rattling side doors

Post by cole63 on Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:52 pm

Thanks for the advice.

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