Lots of interior noises

Lots of interior noises

Postby hamiltonfighter [OP] » August 20th 2013, 4:19am

Just got the van last week and noticed there are a lot of rattles and squeaks from the interior. I know that this is a different ride than we're used to, but I want to see if there were any thoughts as to cutting down on some of the noises.

The first noise the wife wants me to find out about is coming from the sliding door. It rattles and squeaks with every bump.
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby chevymaher » August 20th 2013, 5:18am

the black pins in thr door that slide into the holes when shut. Grease them it helps them not squeak. Just go through the interior and pull and smack each plastic panel. tighten the offending ones. Removable bench seast track is one usually. Then under the van and wiggle the exhaust heat sheilds and look at shock and body bushings.
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby AnneSofi » September 25th 2013, 11:27am

Hey was it a resale car? Actually I am also planning to buy one but i am confused weather to go for brand new or take second hand.
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby chevymaher » September 25th 2013, 1:30pm

AnneSofi wrote:Hey was it a resale car? Actually I am also planning to buy one but i am confused weather to go for brand new or take second hand.

If you find a new one let us know
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 25th 2013, 5:10pm

Replace your bushings with polyurethane. The smoother riding suspension will not only stop tweaking the unibody frame but will also make the stuff attached to it less likely to rattle as well. Worked for me. The only rattle I have now in a bare bones cargo is the sunvisor and that's because I removed the headliner that cushioned the mount.
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby SilverBullet1997 » September 25th 2013, 6:02pm

Turn up the radio...

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No but seriously... The rattle could be coming also from the window latches... I know mine were making a little noise before so I stuffed just a little padding behind the latch to put some pressure on it and keep it from making noise..
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby crusader1xxx » September 26th 2013, 4:01am

If you find a new one let us know


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Is your van a cargo or passenger? not a lot of information to go on?

chevymaher's advise is the best...bang around and see what makes noise and go from there, sometimes tape can be used to stop things from squeaking...goodluck
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 26th 2013, 7:02am

crusader1xxx wrote:...bang around and see what makes noise and go from there, sometimes tape can be used to stop things from squeaking...goodluck


You can bang around all you want and never discover the noises are coming from the unibody itself. Been there, done that. Best to have someone ride in back and find the sources. If they can't, it's probably metal tweaking at the seams, i.e. the unibody. Most likely where the spring hangers bolt to the floor.
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby kenk » September 26th 2013, 1:23pm

had a rattle in the back doors, rear drivers side, the hook where the latch grabs it was well worn, took it off welded it up ground it down, no more rattle
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Re: Lots of interior noises

Postby chevymaher » September 26th 2013, 1:44pm

My vans 2 favorites are the jack cover vibrating. I just take it off and smack it into place real good putting it on. And the real gremlin is the panel over the rear doors. 4-6 inches wide across the top. Smack it and it will stop for weeks till the little X-Mas tree fasteners work loose enough for it to do it again.
On my older model the shifter linkage vibrates on speed bumps.
CC is right the poly body mounts killed a multitude of noise. It wasn't necessarily them but the vibrations were worse when you hit bumps.
My rear end makes racket, I suspected even before CC confirmed the leaf spring bushings. Due to the body mounts making such a huge difference.
Due to the way the rear shocks are mounted they can hit the rear end with worn bushings on the shock. Screwdriver pry test. Yep the what I hearing. paint is worn on the side of the shock.
Exhaust pipe itself will make a noise with out hitting anything. It is mounted with rubber mounts and spring loaded. smack it real good it has a resonance in it. Between bumps and the paint shaker way the V-6 runs at certain RPM's it vibrates alot.
Keep at it. I got mine riding quieter than my durango now. Body mounts made a big difference. It used to be alot louder. I slowly find and customize each factory flaw to make it quiet. It is a ongoing hobby.
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