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Old 01-12-2014, 05:31 PM
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This solved my situation completely! I thought it was the vacuum seal that sucks the liftgait in.. But nope.. I just had to pull the rubber boots way out and now I'm good to go!

I am a noob on this awesome forum. And I'm glad my search pulled this up.

Thanks for the excellent information!
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:21 PM
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Just made this adjustment. Thx for these great directions. I was able to adjust the bump stop without loosening the lock nut. So far seems much quieter.

Do you think I need to tighten the lock nut or just leave it?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:08 PM
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Just made this adjustment. Thx for these great directions. I was able to adjust the bump stop without loosening the lock nut. So far seems much quieter.

Do you think I need to tighten the lock nut or just leave it?
... no short cuts, tighten the lock nut! That's why it's called a "lock nut" ...
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:43 AM
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... no short cuts, tighten the lock nut! That's why it's called a "lock nut" ...
Def good advice. Weird this is that I was able to adjust w/o loosening. Maybe why the tailgate rattled a bit.... going to make sure no further adjustments are needed and lock it up!
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:32 AM
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Smile No more rattle!!!

Thanks PAX5!!!

Instructions in the attachment worked!

Cheers

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I used the following procedures and no more rattles:

1. see attached adjustment procedure (same as what the BMW techs use ...)

2. after, use copious amounts of a clear, silicone based lubricant, such as Wurtz, or Permatex (as long as it is water resistant) on ALL the friction and contact points. This, more than anything solved the squeeks and rattles.

Hope this helps.
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So had my car in for servicing and had one of the electric boot lifters replaced under AUC warranty as it failed last weekend (had been making a grinding noise for a week before that). I mentioned the rattle to them and they wouldn't adjust it as that's 'not covered under the AUC warranty' apparently. Pretty surprised they couldn't take 5 mins to adjust this particularly given they'd replaced the lifter (must have been a 5 minute job itself but took them two days ).

Have just followed the procedure in the guide posted here and it has made a massive difference. Still get a little clunk now and then particularly pulling on to my driveway. I unwound the screws 1.5 turns as I didn't want to overdo it and leave the latch under too much pressure. Should I adjust further or do I need to look at the lower section to get it completely silent?
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