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How To Fix door rattle Strike side by ProjectPb
Started on: 10-27-2012 05:54 PM
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Report this Post10-27-2012 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ProjectPbClick Here to Email ProjectPbSend a Private Message to ProjectPbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would first like to say I do not take credit for this fix. It was found searching old posts and thought it be nice to take the info found and make a nice easy guide.

This will be a quick and easy fix with pics I did on both of my doors. The rattling was driving me crazy and being I live in PA we have a lot of bumps.
I hope I did not over do the post.

parts needed are door striker bolts
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Remove plastic and discard then replace washer


Reinstall and enjoy.


The rubber of the latch assembly shrinks with age and the ware down in the strike bolt causing the most hated rattle over bumps.


The larger diameter of the replacement bolt makes up for the rubber shrinking in the door latch stopping the rattles.


I hope this is found useful

Thanks
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Report this Post11-21-2012 09:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You can also pick up some rubber bumper stops to put on a few places on the jams (top & bottom rear). Junkyard will yield some that just stick on and some with a screw in the middle.

I also get annoyed by dash and door rattles. Even my Mercedes has some door rattles and theyre latches are way overengineered.
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Report this Post11-24-2012 05:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogt28Click Here to Email fierogt28Send a Private Message to fierogt28Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've done this swap with the exact striker bolts on both doors on my 88GT.

Really works nice, and stops the clunking rattles...

Thanks for sharing !!

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Report this Post12-09-2012 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jimlong67Click Here to Email jimlong67Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you have trouble getting the old striker off, I tried a star point bit, it just striped out the striker. I tried a pair of Vice grips, a large pair of channel lock pliers, Use a small pipe wrench, it works like a charm.

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Adding this as another option for latch repair.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...110502-2-102062.html
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Report this Post04-01-2014 04:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PonnariSend a Private Message to PonnariEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the info!!!!! Just what I needed! Doing both doors this weekend.
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Report this Post04-05-2014 07:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for grkboy707Click Here to Email grkboy707Send a Private Message to grkboy707Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
"Needa" brand is #384212. Took care of this today, seems to do the trick, thanks! Those old ones were seriously stubborn though. You will need an impact driver for sure
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Report this Post04-27-2014 04:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for phantaztixSend a Private Message to phantaztixEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just wanted to add, that I did this fix as well, and it worked perfectly. I didn't know my doors could be so sturdy! One thing to remember, it takes a little extra effort to open/close the doors. Make sure your door is fully closed when you go driving.
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Report this Post05-15-2015 02:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This helped my driver's door somewhat, but didn't get rid of the rattle completely. However, wrapping some electrical tape several times around the striker for some extra cushioning silenced it the rest of the way. It really needs that cushioning, when you shut the door it now feels firm, secure and quiet. I assume that the layer of rubber in the door latch originally has worn through and is mostly metal-on-metal now.

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Report this Post09-03-2015 02:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnyrottinClick Here to Email johnyrottinSend a Private Message to johnyrottinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just used this thread's tip. Worker perfectly!
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Report this Post09-22-2015 12:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JfrostSend a Private Message to JfrostEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As did I, great and easy fix to an annoying problem.
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Report this Post04-21-2016 05:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sjmayeSend a Private Message to sjmayeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Dodgerunner:

Adding this as another option for latch repair.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...110502-2-102062.html


This is the real fix. I do not weld and do not have a welder. Is anyone on the forum offering the service to fix / rebuild these for other members?

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Report this Post04-24-2016 12:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Junkbox12Click Here to Email Junkbox12Send a Private Message to Junkbox12Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks so much for this info!
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WORKS PERFECT!!! Bought 2 from rock auto. No more rattle. THANKS!
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Report this Post05-26-2018 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by ProjectPb:



I hope this is found useful.


Another unfortunate example of why not using PIP to post images here usually backfires.

[EDIT] And someone negs me for posting that? The truth hurts, eh?

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

You can also pick up some rubber bumper stops to put on a few places on the jams (top & bottom rear). Junkyard will yield some that just stick on and some with a screw in the middle.

I also get annoyed by dash and door rattles. Even my Mercedes has some door rattles and theyre latches are way overengineered.


Any pics of where you added these? Thanks
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The Ford striker bolts completely rid my 88 of the rattle, you could actually push pull the drivers door 1/2" with the window down and here it bounce over bumps. Passenger side is never used and it was fine but replaced it and it also shuts firmer.

It does have 100k on it, but I would suggest anyone that does or even doesn't currently have an issue to replace them. Seems the stock may be a tad too loose.

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Originally posted by Camel:

The Ford striker bolts completely rid my 88 of the rattle, you could actually push pull the drivers door 1/2" with the window down and here it bounce over bumps. Passenger side is never used and it was fine but replaced it and it also shuts firmer.

It does have 100k on it, but I would suggest anyone that does or even doesn't currently have an issue to replace them. Seems the stock may be a tad too loose.


What is the Ford part #?

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