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Unread 04-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Door rattle

I tried the search but didn't come up with what I needed.... I just got a set of full doors for the Heep, and they rattle pretty bad going over bumps... is there any way to tighten up the latching mechanism? Anyone else have this problem?

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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 04-16-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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mine rattle, but i just need to adjust the door striker. that and the weld is broke where the window frame meets the lower half of the door just above the door handle.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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Mine was the door striker too. It loosens up, so if you tighten the strike it should help. Also, check the screws that hold the housing for the striker too, sometimes they pop out.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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my weds are cracked too... I guess that's the next project... is there any adjustment in the striker?
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 04-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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yes, you can unscrew the bolt with a torx head bit. you can add or remove the washers to adjust the door.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 08:33 PM   #6
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well, I know with other cars I have had that door rattles happen alot when the plastic bushings on the striker break and go missing, did yj's come with that plastic bushing on the striker?!
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Unread 04-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #7
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Unread 04-18-2008, 12:42 AM   #8
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Door Rattle

I have noticed on my 99 Sahara that when you shut the Driver's door, it sounds like a marble rattling inside the door handle. Any ideas on what that might be?
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Unread 04-18-2008, 05:40 AM   #9
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I have noticed on my 99 Sahara that when you shut the Driver's door, it sounds like a marble rattling inside the door handle. Any ideas on what that might be?
Assuming your TJ doors are like mine... There is a metal rod that runs from the door handle down. It has a plastic bushing that it slides through where it runs through a metal bracket inside the door. On mine that plastic bushing popped out of the hole allowing the rod to move around and make a marble like rattle. I just need to see if I can still get that bushing because the plastic clips that hold it in place are worn off.
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Unread 04-18-2008, 08:59 AM   #10
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My door rattle had alot to do with the mirrors rattling around inside there housing replaced them no more rattle. So next time your driving grab hold of the mirror and see if your rattle goes away mine did.
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Unread 04-19-2008, 03:19 PM   #11
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Assuming your TJ doors are like mine... There is a metal rod that runs from the door handle down. It has a plastic bushing that it slides through where it runs through a metal bracket inside the door. On mine that plastic bushing popped out of the hole allowing the rod to move around and make a marble like rattle. I just need to see if I can still get that bushing because the plastic clips that hold it in place are worn off.
Thanks for the help. I'll probably get in there and take a look at it this weekend sometime. Just haven't had a chance to tear it apart yet. I imagine it's probably something simple like that.
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Unread 04-19-2008, 03:23 PM   #12
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I had a rattle too, turns out the screw that holds the vertical divider piece (between main window and tiny triangle window) had loosened and that divider was knocking around... when you hear the rattle again, try pressing on that piece and see if the rattle stops.
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Unread 04-19-2008, 04:15 PM   #13
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I have noticed on my 99 Sahara that when you shut the Driver's door, it sounds like a marble rattling inside the door handle. Any ideas on what that might be?
There is the off chance it could be a marble
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