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Old 01-08-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help! Hatch Door Rattle

I just read through this sites rattle complaint history and couldn't find the one I have. Here goes. When the hatch is open, I can tap it with my fist and it stays quiet. When it's closed, the same fist bumping action causes a "buzzy-rattle" that is the one I hear when the car goes over rough pavement/bumps. I have tried adjusting the bumpers out as I read somewhere and put them back when that didn't fix anything. (I can't even get a .005" feeler gauge between the bumper and the pad when the hatch is closed anyway). I read that hatch vibration/noise can be related to the struts but if I whack 'em with a piece of wood they're quiet. I'm flummoxed! (Love that word!). Any ideas? Oh. Noisier on the drivers side than the passengers. I have closed terry-cloth towel material in various places between the door and seals and in re-testing, it makes no difference.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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It's the stupid clips that hold the skin to the actual door. Found like 5 loose and just rattling around when I pulled the skin to do my wiper delete. Same exact thing you described.
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Das Gespenst,
Thank you for your answering my plea! So just to be clear, it's the inner hatch door panel clips that you are talking about?
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i was hearing a bunch of rattling noises coming from the back hatch area i tied down checked everything back there didn't stop the rattle. it turned out to be the rear hatch lock mechanism that was loose tightened the two screws haven't heard the rattle since.
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You can also adjust the loop where the hatch locks to the body. The strike plate can be adjusted a decent amount. Buzzing does sound like the clips though.
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Thank you for your answering my plea! So just to be clear, it's the inner hatch door panel clips that you are talking about?
Correct, you will have to pull the inner hatch skin and look around in the door for the clips. It's a small pita but if it's driving you nuts it's worth it.
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I just read through this sites rattle complaint history and couldn't find the one I have. Here goes. When the hatch is open, I can tap it with my fist and it stays quiet. When it's closed, the same fist bumping action causes a "buzzy-rattle" that is the one I hear when the car goes over rough pavement/bumps. I have tried adjusting the bumpers out as I read somewhere and put them back when that didn't fix anything. (I can't even get a .005" feeler gauge between the bumper and the pad when the hatch is closed anyway). I read that hatch vibration/noise can be related to the struts but if I whack 'em with a piece of wood they're quiet. I'm flummoxed! (Love that word!). Any ideas? Oh. Noisier on the drivers side than the passengers. I have closed terry-cloth towel material in various places between the door and seals and in re-testing, it makes no difference.


Check the inner taillight housings. There is a round clear cover just inside the lens that can rattle like crazy. I have a photo of the backside of this taillight housing where you can clearly see the white powdery plastic around the clips..
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9238737&type=3


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Das Gespenst, o6RSGTI, drval85 & Blarg

I'm going to take the hatch apart this weekend and check all. I'll report back with what I find. Thanks!
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