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Unread 08-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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2014 Rubo Lift Gate Door...

Hey guys just a very simple/noob question, I just purchased a 2014 Rubicon 4dr and when I open the rear door past 90 degrees I hear a clicking/popping noise.


Is this normal? and if its not what would cause such a thing??


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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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Well, you've got two hinges/2 lift arms(4 friction ends) and three wires/hoses extending from the top, to glass/window washer/wiper--

Checkem out !mines very quiet after 5 years of desert sand !

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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Well, you've got two hinges/2 lift arms(4 friction ends) and three wires/hoses extending from the top, to glass/window washer/wiper--

Checkem out !mines very quiet after 5 years of desert sand !

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This only happens when I open the door past a certain point. Its the black hinge looking object that is making the popping noise.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Squirt some WD-40 in the hinge and if that quiets it--


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This only happens when I open the door past a certain point. Its the black hinge looking object that is making the popping noise.
Getta can of White Lithium spray grease and use some ofit sparingly-cause WD-40 isn't a good lubricant, it's justa bandaid-

Good luck

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Unread 08-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #5
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Squirt some WD-40 in the hinge and if that quiets it--




Getta can of White Lithium spray grease and use some ofit sparingly-cause WD-40 isn't a good lubricant, it's justa bandaid-

Good luck

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Will do sir!!

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Unread 08-24-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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Check the arm that holds the door open. The screws on mine were loose so they made a popping noise
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #7
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Yes tighten the bolts ours did the same thing and it was due to the bolts being loose.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #8
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Yes tighten the bolts ours did the same thing and it was due to the bolts being loose.
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Check the arm that holds the door open. The screws on mine were loose so they made a popping noise

Awesome, do you guys know where and how I get to those screws?
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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Well, unless the 2014 is THAT different-


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Awesome, do you guys know where and how I get to those screws?
There's one "NUT at the top of the lift arms (10mm) and three torx screws at the bottom (T-27)

There pretty obviously on the visible holding brackets for the lift arms-

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Unread 08-25-2014, 01:50 AM   #10
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OP,

Mine also does the exact same thing and has been that way for quite some time. It hasnít really bothered me that much although I have planned to look into it someday. I guess Iíll just wait and see what you come up with and hopefully do the same to mine.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 12:45 PM   #11
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Awesome!

Thanks to everyone that replied, yup it was easy as tightening the two star screws on the door latch... no more popping sound!!


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Unread 08-25-2014, 01:10 PM   #12
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Yes very simple fix. Mine was making noise also. Like a popping sound when it opens all the way. It was the 2 torx screws that hold the arm to the tail gate. Just tighten them up... Noise gone good luck
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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:36 PM   #13
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Well unfortunately for me nothing was loose and no amount of lubrication would stop the cracking/popping noise. I ended up taking the whole assembly out yesterday to check it out but it seems to be the part that canít be disassembled.

I guess itís off to the dealer (if itís still under warranty) for me to get it repaired.
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