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Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:57 pm

Things are getting better as we sort things out around the van , it is now quiet enough to hear the offside rear door make an eeek eeek noise on rough roads, tried google but have not found a way of adjusting them.
 Tried looking for a haynes manual but I do not think there is one. Suggestions welcome .
 I will gummi pledge ( a moisturiser for rubber) the rear seals  but the noise sounds metallic. 
thanks peter
 Also does anyone know what the press studs on the rear of the box under the passenger seat are for?
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Re: rear door noise

Post by boxerman on Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:01 pm

I would check the hinges for lubrication. Also, the locks and catches where they touch the van bodywork or the other door.

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Re: rear door noise

Post by jennyandpeter on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:43 pm

greased things up today and gummipleged the rubber seals will see if it makes a difference when we next go out.
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Re: rear door noise

Post by fenderbender on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:39 am

Let us know how you get on, my symphony has the same noise but intermittent, I've just driven 100 miles without a sound, but sometimes it sounds like a budgie in the back. I've tried everything, greasing locks and hinges, silicone on rubber seals, tightening screws etc, but like you say it sounds more like metal rubbing together.

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Re: rear door noise

Post by Toffee on Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:01 am

I don't know if the vans are similar in fit out but ours freaked and fidgeted on the move and it was the joint between the overhead panel above the sliding door and the first overhead locker I've improved it but not stopped it completely as I haven't managed to take it completely to pieces .... yet!
On ours you can make the noise by gently pushing and pulling on the locker corner. It's always worth tightening a few screws and seeing what effect that has.

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Re: rear door noise

Post by Bartfarst on Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:26 pm

How do your rear doors shut? Do they need a slam or do they close with just a click? It might be that the striker position on the fixed door is in need of adjustment fore/aft to make the two doors engage with each other tighter?

I know that the doors were unadjusted on our Mk1 Boxer Harmony when we purchased it two decades back - some were tight and some loose - and I had to fiddle with every one of them to get the right sort of closing characteristic. The back door particularly benefitted from adjustment however the sliding door with three mounting points was a pig to get right which, to a degree, it still isn't!

One thing to also be aware of. Adding bike racks can also exacerbate the tendency of the doors to squeak and groan - see my ancient post about terrible Omnistor racks. The doors were never designed to have 40kg more weight suspended on them!

Hope this helps,


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