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Old 19-07-2012, 11:43 PM
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After having all the rattles in my car fixed, there was still one annoying clunk. It seemed to be from the back of the driver's door, or the rear driver's side door. I thought it might have been the striker plate. The dealer had a good look, and couldn't figure it out. So I said when I had time, I'd take a mechanic for a drive, so they could hear it.

A couple of days ago I got a scrape fixed on my car, and a wheel painted. They put the car up on the hoist to do that. When I picked it up, the clunk had GONE! How bizarre! It's back now, but only happens a couple of times a day, rather than a couple of times per kilometre. Anyone got ANY idea what it might be? It's weird!
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Old 20-07-2012, 08:41 AM
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Was the wheel that got painted on the driver's side rear? If so, the clunk may have something to do with the suspension on that corner.
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Old 28-07-2012, 02:04 AM
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No, it was the front passenger side wheel. The suspension is new, but the clunk was there before it got replaced. The noise is back, but still not as often as it was. Probably the most frustrating thing is that it doesn't happen under the same circumstances each time.
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(Begin rant) On Friday I took a day off work, and took Barney to the dealer to have the door/s fixed. They couldn't find anything, so I took a mechanic for a drive. He heard the clunk, and knew straight away it was the striker plate. No, I didn't say "I told you so". He spent a couple of hours adjusting it, and we went for a few more drives. The noise was gone.... until Saturday! I'm so tempted to pour a bucket of superglue over the door. The noise is driving me even more nuts! Back to the dealer I go... again. (End of rant)
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Old 24-08-2012, 12:44 PM
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just weld the doors shut
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Old 24-08-2012, 03:56 PM
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Old 24-08-2012, 07:25 PM
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easy fix lol
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Old 24-08-2012, 07:38 PM
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If it's the back door-two door conversion time!!!
If it's the front door-Dukes of Hazzard conversion time!!
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Or a loud BOOM BOOM BOOM box to hide the sound
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Old 25-08-2012, 01:39 AM
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Knowing my luck, I'd weld all the doors shut, and the noise would still be there! Forget cutting the doors off. It's too cold out there.
Some people in the US have fixed their doors with superglue, but I'm not game, in case it doesn't fix the problem, and I'm stuck (pardon the pun) with the noise.
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Old 27-08-2012, 08:33 AM
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Unexplained noises reminds me of a story I heard about 20 years or more ago about a bloke who bought a new car (not sure what make but it was made in Australia) and whenever he drove it with a little spirit he heard a knocking sound, especially when going around bumpy corners.

He could not find anything wrong and neither could the dealer. New shock absorbers were tried, the suspension was checked and tightened, the chassis bolts were tightened, he took off the door trims and even looked under the dash to try to find the cause of the noise. No luck. The noise persisted.

Then one day a few years later he had cause to remove the interior light in the centre of the roof and something caught his eye. Up behind the light mounting there was a nut tied to a piece of string which was taped to the inside of the roof. Attached to the string was a little piece of paper upon which was written "Ah! Found me at last!"

Someone in the car factory had a wicked sense of humour when making that car.

And they wonder why they are being replaced by machines.
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Old 27-08-2012, 09:25 AM
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That is hell funny, Tiger.

Nasty, considering all the 'poo' that fellow was put through ............ but still funny.
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Old 27-08-2012, 04:47 PM
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Just a little glue Purps, is all that's needed....Just remember to leave the door open for 20 minutes after applying..LOL

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