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Old 11-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Default Rattling tailgate?

I know i need new shocks and the back end. when i hit a bump in the road i can hear a rattling coming from the bed. ive walked around and checked to see if the panels were loose but they are nice and tight. the tailgate seems to be loose in the hinge. when i put it down i can move the tailgate side to side in the hinge. i think that is my problem. is there any way to tighten up the tail gate so its doesnt rattle as much? any help, tips, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated because its kind or annoying listening to it rattle.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

I got the same prob when i go over bumps. It feels like the beds gonna fall off!
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

there are plastic bushing like things in the tail gate hings i had the same problem went to the junk yard and got new ones (because mine had fallen out) and it solved the problem!
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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there are plastic bushing like things in the tail gate hings i had the same problem went to the junk yard and got new ones (because mine had fallen out) and it solved the problem!
Unless this is the case and can solve it then you will probally have to deal with it....from my experiences there are no bolts to tighten it up...it just slips on then secures with the safety cords on each side. Could something inside the tailgate be loose?
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

mine rattled too but found a bunch of rocks inside the gate
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

im pretty sure there is nothing in the gate...it sounds like it is bouncing on the hinge mechanism
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

Ya mine kinda sounds like 1 big bang in the back when i go over bumps
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:00 AM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

Its the bushings in the hinges they are like 8 bucks a peice from ford, more than likely it's the one on the passenger side that allows you to pull the gate off that was bad on my gate and it thunked every bump
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:51 AM
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Mine rattles too. I removed th eplastic bushings on mine for now becase they were binding but I will replace them eventually. Getting the truck running properly was more important to me than beautification. Beautification will start next year.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

8 bucks from ford? not bad...i might go out to the jusnkyard or just rig something up myslef..i might make some out of rubber so they last a little longer

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if what i do works ill post a how to with pics
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:01 AM
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well i fixed the noise for now...both of the bushings were still there...all i did was cut a piece of 1/16th inch thick rubber and wrapped it around the hinges and i used black gasket sealant to hold it on...seems to work pretty good and the tailgate goes up and down with no problems
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:06 AM
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That's good to hear
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: Rattling tailgate?

and of course i forgot to take a picture so you all could see what i did...if your curious and want your rattling noise gone i can get some pics up....
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