Door rattle


#1

2001 chev s-10 pick up with 3rd door.
driver’s side door[s] rattle over bumps and whatnot, the doors seem to work perfect and higes are tight,the door alignment is good, and its not a door pannel or loose item…its the door[s]. what is the tip/trick for this?


#2

I have a Ranger with small rear doors. The passenger side will rattle if the rear door isn’t closed tightly. It looks perfect when this happens, but the top latch isn’t fully closed.

I find closing the rear door firmly works. Eventually I suppose the latch may need to be adjusted.


#3

You might also have to remove the inner door panel and see if there’s anything in the cavity. Perhaps one of the assembly people dropped his gold Rolex in there.


#4

i saw on a s-10 forum, that putting electrical tape on the pin of the latch on the jam firms it up and it gos away…im positive its not something loose inside the door.


#5

Make sure both latches on the small door are latched. Sometimes one does not.


#6

Also check the rubber gaskets. They may have become compressed over time, which is causing a little give between the door and where it is supposed to seat. Just enough to cause a rattle.

Sometimes the screws and bolts for the hinges or the latch will come loose. Check those too. On one car I had this problem, but I couldn’t see anything wrong. Gravity had probably just caused the door to sag a little. I was able to fix it by repositioning the latch a bit.


#7

George_San_Jose…Gravity had probably just caused the door to sag a little.

Gravity will not do this but worn hinge pins and bushings will cause a door to sag.