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post #1 of 6 Old 08-20-2014, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Door Rattle Fix

Hello everyone, a little preface on to my problem that I've had since day one. I have a 2013 JKUR10A and when I would remove my hard top and there was no longer anything pressing against the top of the driver side rear door, every time I went over a bump it would rattle and drive me CRAZY. I know there are many threads dedicated to the infamous door rattle and I am aware that there is a TSB out there for it which call for the technician to just simply "apply grease to the striker plate and cycle the door" which I assure you I had no luck for me. I know others have had varying degrees of luck with the electrical tape fix as well but it is a temporary fix. I just wanted to post up my seemingly more long term fix that I think looks good as well. All you need is a tube of plasti-dip (not the aerosol)

here are the steps:
  • Remove latch plate and backing plate with Torx bit
  • Clean latching bar with soap and water and dry it
  • Dip just the hoop into the tube of plasti-dip (you may need to hold the tube at an angle to get adequate coverage) and be sure not to coat the flat plate
  • Let dry for at least 4 hours
  • Reinstall backing plate and latch plate
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-20-2014, 02:27 PM
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It will just wear off, just use electrical tape, much easier to re apply.

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Use hockey tape. (As in the tape we put on the blade of the stick). You can get it in black and it lasts for ages. Over a year per application.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-21-2014, 11:39 AM
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It will just wear off, just use electrical tape, much easier to re apply.

That's what I did! But Good I ideal I'm not gonna knock it!

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-23-2014, 05:31 PM
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My passenger door is starting to rattle over bump. I thought it was because of the hinge pins. Is this not the case?

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-24-2014, 04:45 AM
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Use hockey tape. (As in the tape we put on the blade of the stick). You can get it in black and it lasts for ages. Over a year per application.
This should be very funny to any hockey players on here !

hockey tape is the fix all for everything that has been broken since you were a kid !

last week, my son "dad my toenail is broken and falling off"... me "put some hockey tape on it"

so, although you have a great idea here. i am willing to bet mst fixes that require tape around your place are fixed byt either white or black hockey tape !

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