Do your C5's rattle when you shut the door with the window down? - Page 2 - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C5 General
General C5 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Bud's Chevy

Do your C5's rattle when you shut the door with the window down?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2011, 01:19 AM   #21
Bill Dearborn
Tech Contributor
 
Bill Dearborn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Charlotte (formerly Endicott, NY) NC
Posts: 25,845
Thanked 553 Times in 404 Posts
Default

The doors on my 97 would rattle if I closed the door when the window was down from the day I picked it up at the dealer's lot in May 97 until I sold it 6 years later. The 03Z I purchased then did the same thing for another 6 years. If your car door rattles when it is closed with the window down I would say it is normal and don't worry about it. If it rattles when you close the door with the window up GM had a TSB to address that issue.

Bill
Bill Dearborn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #22
Z06X
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: May 2010
Location: Pittsburgh Pa
Posts: 1,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Did it from new ehhh? Hmmm...hard to believe that got past QA engineers that examine fit and finish. Interesting.
Z06X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #23
tracer1
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
tracer1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Location: Summerville SC
Posts: 899
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Fixed mine the other day. Driver side rattled when it wasn't up. The passenger side was quiet and no rattle up or down. Took panels off both doors to see the difference. The passenger side was adjusted with the tip in against the felt pads at the top rear and the felt button at the front.
The driver door had the felt (2 strips) missing at the rear & wasn't even close to the felt, hence the rattle. Couldn't find these strips anywhere so I took some wide velcro (the soft felt side - maybe 2" wide), cut it the same as the passenger door side but left it 2" wide instead of cutting it in two strips & installed it. Then adjusted the tip in. You can adjust the tip in without taking the door panel off by removing the red reflector but can't replace the felt with the panel on,(if you need to). The other tip in adjustment is at the bottom front of the door. Have to remove the rubber boot covering it. Anyway, adjusted the tip in so both touched the felt and were not loose. Now the driver door is as quiet as the pass. side door, no rattle up or down when you close the door. It's now tighter against the weatherstripping and no wind noise. Make sure after the adjustment, you close the door gently to make sure it goes under the clip at the top & not against it or it make chip or break the glass. Take care closing the door til you get it right. This is a easy adjustment but you can't be rough or reckless with it. I played with the adjustment little at a time til I got it just right. I started to take some pics but figured mine was the only one that rattled.
Hope this helps some.
tracer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #24
mtdoragary
CF Senior Member
 
mtdoragary's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2011
Location: eustis FL Saved and blessed; what else matter?
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic 92 View Post
Did it from new ehhh? Hmmm...hard to believe that got past QA engineers that examine fit and finish. Interesting.
That was a joke, right?
mtdoragary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 04:39 PM   #25
Z06X
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: May 2010
Location: Pittsburgh Pa
Posts: 1,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The same kind of joke as you putting a trailer hitch on your vette there Mr. Obsolete.
Z06X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #26
Jims2001
CF Senior Member
 
Jims2001's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2005
Location: Driftwood PA
Posts: 1,519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My drivers side rattled with the window down. I took the door panel off and found a little bumper out of place, fixed it somehow can't remember what I did. No more rattle.
Jims2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #27
mtdoragary
CF Senior Member
 
mtdoragary's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2011
Location: eustis FL Saved and blessed; what else matter?
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic 92 View Post
The same kind of joke as you putting a trailer hitch on your vette there Mr. Obsolete.
Touche!
mtdoragary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #28
C5Wolfe
CF Senior Member
 
C5Wolfe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: Outer banks North Carolina
Posts: 1,600
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

My advice is to always make sure the window is all the way up or down when shutting the door! I broke a door track in my old "97" once by the door being closed in the half way up position.
Dave
C5Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #29
Bill Dearborn
Tech Contributor
 
Bill Dearborn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Charlotte (formerly Endicott, NY) NC
Posts: 25,845
Thanked 553 Times in 404 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic 92 View Post
Did it from new ehhh? Hmmm...hard to believe that got past QA engineers that examine fit and finish. Interesting.
I am pretty sure they don't roll the windows down and close the doors.

By the way somebody asked me to look up that TSB and I found I was wrong. It was for doors with the windows down. Here is the TSB:
#83-15-05: DOOR GLASS RATTLE (INSTALL INSULATOR) - (Apr 24, 1998)


SUBJECT: DOOR GLASS RATTLE (INSTALL INSULATOR)
MODELS: 1997-98 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE COUPE
CONDITION:
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE DOOR GLASS RATTLES IN THE FULL DOWN POSITION WHEN CLOSING THE DOOR.
CAUSE:
THIS CONDITION MAY BE DUE TO THE GLASS RATTLING AGAINST THE REGULATOR PULLEY AND CABLE GUIDE.
CORRECTION:
1. REMOVE TRIM PAD.
2. CLEAN CABLE GUIDE AND ROLLER WITH GENERAL PURPOSE CLEANER. SEE FIGURE 1.
3. INSTALL A PIECE OF HOOK AND LOOP MATERIAL (LOOP SIDE) TO THE CENTER OF THE ROLLER AND ALSO TO THE FRONT OR REAR GREEN COLOR CABLE GUIDE. SEE FIGURE 1.
4. REINSTALL TRIM PAD.

Bill
Bill Dearborn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #30
Oldvetter
CF Senior Member
 
Oldvetter's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2002
Location: Waldorf MD
Posts: 6,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Not only does my 1998 Coupe rattle when you close the door with thw glass down, BUT it also rattles with the window all the way down while driving. You only have to touch the up button to make it stop rattling, you can't even see the glass after this.

Years ago I adjusted the tip-in when I got a new top, maybe I went too far?
Oldvetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #31
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
MO Events Coordinator
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16
NCM Sinkhole Donor
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Heart of Missouri Currently Own: 2003 Milestone Edition. Previously Owned: '79, '79, '84, '89, '94, '95, '99 and '00
Posts: 229,887

Thanked 1,161 Times in 1,062 Posts
Default

I haven't noticed any rattling noises on my C5 with the windows down when closing the doors.
Vetteman Jack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 12:07 AM   #32
Chicago1
CF Senior Member
 
Chicago1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2008
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 10,356
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Default

I dont hear it at all but that maybe due to the rest of the car rattling.
Chicago1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #33
HowlinC5
CF Senior Member
 
HowlinC5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 1,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

sure does
HowlinC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #34
c5BlackBeauty
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
St. Jude Donor '05, '12-'13, '15-'16
 
c5BlackBeauty's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2002
Location: Freehold New Jersey
Posts: 10,352
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

No rattling up or down on my 2000......
c5BlackBeauty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 02:04 PM   #35
maroman88
CF Senior Member
 
maroman88's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2009
Location: Oradell New Jersey
Posts: 644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

nope
maroman88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #36
03WhiteConv
CF Senior Member
 
03WhiteConv's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2008
Location: Mililani Hawaii
Posts: 796
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc@Vettenuts.net View Post
I just fixed my dad's 99 Vert door from the rattle. You can adjust some of it out at times. Some are worn past the point of return.
No fair teasing, how did you do it?
03WhiteConv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #37
LSGUN
CF Member
 
LSGUN's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Location: Thurmont MD
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My 98 coupe rattles a bit when the window is part way down but I think there is an adjustment you can make inside the door to hold the window better just something my friend told me but I haven't looked into it yet best of luck
LSGUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 12:16 AM   #38
See5see6
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2008
Location: Orange County CA
Posts: 986
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

From the day I picked up my new 2000 vert the windows have rattled when they are down and the door is shut. Even if gently shut.........rattle, rattle. I have never cared enough to do anything about it. When under warranty I thought that the rattle would be easier to live with than having a dealer try to fix it.

Now I am so used to it I don't think a thing about it. Gives me warm feelings and memories about my first car, a '51 Chev. 4dr.
See5see6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 09:54 AM   #39
MCVetteLs6
CF Senior Member
 
MCVetteLs6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2010
Location: Buford Georgia
Posts: 2,169
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

2001 coupe..

my driver side and passenger side windows/door rattles when..

the windows up
windows down
door opens or closes
hit a bump
driving on smooth surface.
anytime between 0-100 mph

does not rattle when
Music is turned up all the way.. well it may rattle but i cant hear it that way. :-)

taking panels off this weekend and going to get elbow deep..

Good luck!
MCVetteLs6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #40
kenc5
CF Senior Member
 
kenc5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 1,335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Mine do. It's a Chebby, it rattles.
My MB E350 Cabriolet doesn't.

Last edited by kenc5; 03-08-2011 at 01:54 PM.
kenc5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Do your C5's rattle when you shut the door with the window down?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Automatic window problem... 06Z06112 C6 Tech/Performance 3 02-26-2016 02:18 PM
    Doors hard to shut MIGHTYM0USE C7 Z06 Discussion 16 02-12-2016 04:02 PM
    Noisy brake booster (creaking door) alconk C3 General 2 08-27-2015 12:48 PM
    Noisy headlight motor. 1997 corvette Tante Intros 3 10-17-2014 01:34 AM
    08 c6 z outside door switch is bad? window goes up and down. c5z16z C6 Tech/Performance 2 06-22-2014 07:57 PM


    Tags
    1998, 2001, adjustments, c5, camaro, closed, closing, convertible, corvette, door, driver, rattle, rattles, start, window

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 PM.