Front door panel / window creaking / rattling (Updated w/ Fix)

unixadm

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I noticed on my platinum that I have what appears to be some rattling or creaking coming from both front doors. At first I thought it was the door sales, so I put some Krytox on them, but that didn't change anything. Today I pulled off the triangular trim pieces at the front of each door and cleaned the window seal, along with those parts. It seems to be coming from the top of the door panel or the area around that trim piece. I'll have to road test later today to see if it helped or hindered. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed some noises coming from the front doors on their F150. My 2018 was pretty darn quiet and squeak/rattle free for the two years I owned it.





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I think you might have something here! I recently noticed some rattling on my passenger door yesterday, like maybe the GF hadn't closed the door properly after her last exit!? I'm gonna keep listening to make sure it reoccurs to confirm tho.
 

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Noooooooo
I hate rattles with a deathly passion.
I am currently a bit concerned about them as I have a SuperCab. And there is no “B” pillar for added stability.
My 98 Chev k1500 does not have a rattle or squeak one in it, and it served the first ten years of its life working in pastures. But, it only has 2 doors
 
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As I put more miles on my truck (about 525 miles now), the door rattles started to get worse. I think it's less about miles and more about warmer weather in California. While driving I applied pressure to various parts of the door panel assembly and isolated the noise to the front triangular panel. It was hard for me to test the passenger side, but it sounded similar to what I was hearing from the drivers side.

I went ahead and removed both panels (they just pull off, start at the top. The bottom clips can be a little finicky but it just requires a little tweaking of your technique. Once removed I did three things:

  1. Behind the triangular panel is a 7mm screw which holds the top of the door panel to the door itself. On both sides of my truck, that screw wasn't really snug. I noticed when applying pressure to that area, I could get a rattle/squeaking noise to occur. Don't go crazy, but tighten it a bit if it's loose. After doing that, I couldn't reproduce the noise.
  2. I used some thin felt tape to isolate the triangular trim piece from the door panel and door frame. This stuff is cheap and available from Amazon. I always keep some on hand for covering wires or sorting out rattles. I applied small pieces around each panel and also into the holes where the lower clips engage.
  3. Tightened both 10mm mirror nuts. One was barely snug on the driver's side.
After reassembly and a test drive, no more noises were coming from either door panel. YMMV for obvious reasons, but on my truck that's where the rattling was coming from.

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Where are the 10mm mirror nuts you tightened?
 

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Where are the 10mm mirror nuts you tightened?
Those 10mm’s hold the mirror to the vehicle behind that corner trim piece.
 

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Do you have a link to that black tape you used?
 

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I too have a squeak/rattle from the drivers door that I did not notice when it was colder out. Very annoying and I will see if its the same spot your problem was at, thanks!
 

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Thanks I have the same issue. I‘ll do the same fix and hope it works!
 

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I too have a squeak/rattle from the drivers door that I did not notice when it was colder out. Very annoying and I will see if its the same spot your problem was at, thanks!
Did this solve your issue?
 

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