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Old 02-16-2017, 12:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep, I did check those, they were already nice and tight. I did driving test, and can confirm my fix worked really well, no more rattling noise.

Can the root cause be a worn out latch that just doesn't hold the door as tight anymore? The car is 2001 model, and 209k miles now.

Consequently, I noticed the VIN is 299, whoo, 299th car made in 2001!
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I wound up removing the latch from the car, not the part on the hatch, and then removing some of the shims. I think it lowered the latch enough that it doesn't do that anymore.
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