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DanJetta



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Rear hatch creaking Reply with quote

Anyone with an '08+ (the 4-ton rear hatch) ever have any issues with creaking when the body flexes (like when you slowly drive over an embankment or a curb or an overweight Baltimore rioter)? The latch mechanism is nice and tight and the seals are in great shape. It sounds sort of like a pirate ship. Without Jonny Depp's annoying voice, of course. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you figure it out. My 2012 does it too. If I find an answer I'll be sure to share
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a chance to play with this yet but I think the culprit is worn bump stops. The creaking is coming from the tail gate metal rubbing on the metal body. One weekend I'm going to replace those rubber stops and see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanJetta wrote:
I haven't had a chance to play with this yet but I think the culprit is worn bump stops. The creaking is coming from the tail gate metal rubbing on the metal body. One weekend I'm going to replace those rubber stops and see if that helps.


That's a good thought. I was thinking the noise I have was from the plastic trim that covers the lower half of the tailgate rubbing on the metal of the tailgate itself. I'll have a look at the stops though. Mine is definitely weather dependent, or at least seasonal, much worse in the summer. Sound like two bits of styrofoam rubbing together.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: I just replaced the rear hatch bumpers and the creaking is gone. Part number is 90878-EA510 and there are four. Cheap part and easy replacement.

The hatches with the cinch motors (2008 & 2009) are insanely heavy. I guess a few years of slamming by people who don't know better will turn those things into pancakes.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Rear hatch creaking Reply with quote

DanJetta wrote:
Anyone with an '08+ (the 4-ton rear hatch) ever have any issues with creaking when the body flexes (like when you slowly drive over an embankment or a curb or an overweight Baltimore rioter)? The latch mechanism is nice and tight and the seals are in great shape. It sounds sort of like a pirate ship. Without Jonny Depp's annoying voice, of course. Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, they wouldn't move and I had places to be. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanJetta wrote:
Well, they wouldn't move and I had places to be. Smile

I hear that!
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