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Found that Damn Rattle

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Refugio, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Refugio

    Refugio Full Access Member

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    Finally
    Had this rattle coming from behind front seats that sounded like rear seat latches or rear seat belt buckles hitting the doors while not using.
    Would hear this rattle when driving over slightly bumpy or rough roads and driving very slow. Or on an uneven surface while truck was flexing.
    Was not the following things.
    Not the Jack behind the seat
    Not the rear sliding window
    Not the tail gate
    Not The Retrax rolltop cover
    Not the rear doors latches or panels
    Not the gas tank skid plate under the truck
    Nothing loose under truck
    Not the rear shocks.
    Not the sliding sunroof.

    It was the rear glass panel of the sunroof that does not move. Found it by geting in the back seat while wife was driving and holding a little upward pressure near the back of it.
    Fixed it by loosening four of the six screws that hold it in place. Just a little. Then slighty repositioning the panel up and down a tiny bit but making sure it was put back exactly where it was. Also, I lubbed the rubber seal with some of that special lube.
    I actually think it was the lube alone that fixed it.
    Completely quiet now
    Completely happy.
     
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    Well done researching. It’s a known problem. I can confirm... lube the seals of the roof window and problem is gone.


    Krytox GPL205 Performance Lubricant Grease

    Amazon can supply...


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  3. Refugio

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    That is the exact stuff I used and purchased thru Amazon.
    Thing is...that I purchased the lube a couple of months ago and had lubed all the way around the tilting/sliding glass as preventive maintenance as I have done with vehicles with sliding moon-roofs only in the past.
    But I did not lube around the rearward fixed glass panel. Never had the second panel like on this Raptor.
    Anyway....just happy that I finally found the rattle noise and its now quiet.
     
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    I have a left door speaker rattle. The bass vibration is vibrating the plastic door panel. So annoying.
     
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    Remove the panel and install some thin, foam tape. Works like a charm
     
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    I have the same rattle. Figured it was the rear sunroof glass. I’ll try and put lube in it. I have that stuff. Ty
     
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    I have a rattle coming from panel on the drivers door...only at highway speeds and not at all times..annoying..anyone had this rattle?

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    How exactly did you lube the rear panel? Removed it?!? I mean I got the section that mates to the front sliding panel but obviously not the rest of kt
     
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    Easy, just run a small bead of silicone based grease along the edge of the rubber seal and the painted roof. Tool the bead with your finger. Rattle and squeak will be gone. Do the entire seal around the moon roof. Its good practice to keep that rubber lubed and maintained.
     
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    I have this with my sunroof too. Dealer lubed it up once already but it came back within a few days. Really common with F150's. If you google it there are a few DIY fixes. I haven't had the chance to attempt one on mine yet.
     

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