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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 12:21:PM
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Originally Posted by MoFoCo View Post
Mine has a good amount of noise coming from the slider, I'm pretty sure it's the weather seal rubbing against the inside of the door. It's a newer thing, when it was new I never heard it. I'm about 10,000 miles in. Might try a little talc powder on the seal?
I have had the same issue from the beginning. Noise is only at slow speeds. Have not spent any time trying to fix it.

Now that I have about 2/3rds of the conversion done, I expect the dealer to blame what I have added for the noise.

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RATTLE-my theory

This is my theory on the rattle in the slider....I have not been able to qualify it, but it's been bugging me for a year.
I've seen photos of the lower panel removed. There is a mylar film that helps seal the inner cavity. I believe the rattle is the mylar sheet (which is taught) vibrates at certain frequency causing this rattle...and usually only between 5 and 10 miles per hour...
This has become a lesser issue as I build the van because each component causes new squeaks and rattles that I then have to troubleshoot....
what do you all think? At some point I will get to it to see if that's the culprit
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I think I'd be amazed if it was the barrier film, and completely comfortable assuming one of the 28 dimensional adjustments to the slider is out of spec.
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Count me in on the rattle. I found this thread searching for solutions.

Mine is at most speeds, small bumps not big ones. And it is only about 25% of the time, and often goes away after X amount of time/miles. Sometimes persists. Sometimes comes back when I've used the slider, sometimes not. Most perplexing. Sounds like a loose piece of hard plastic hitting the sheet metal.

I'll have someone stand up and try to pinpoint the location soon, my best guess from the driver seat is the upper back corner of the sliding door, like others mentioned.
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in my case, the rattle could be reproduced by simply pushing on the upper rear corner of the door, even when the van was stationary, which caused the rubber bumper to move, perhaps moving out of contact with the door. a piece of blue masking tape in the contact area (i.e., on the door, where the rubber bumper hits) has solved my rattle. (i can easily believe there are many other causes of rattle, though.) (it's very hard to see the spot where the tape goes in normal use of the van, which is why my solution is still the tape, several months after applying it.)
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My wagon slider door started rattling about a week ago, at 1600 miles. I have taken the trim panel off and added Thinsulate but that was a month ago. I shot a video of the rattle noise. Is this what you're hearing?

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