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Old 03-06-2011, 02:19 AM   #21
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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.

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:46 PM   #22
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Did it from new ehhh? Hmmm...hard to believe that got past QA engineers that examine fit and finish. Interesting.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #24
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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?
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #25
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The same kind of joke as you putting a trailer hitch on your vette there Mr. Obsolete.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #27
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The same kind of joke as you putting a trailer hitch on your vette there Mr. Obsolete.
Touche!
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:33 PM   #28
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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.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:47 PM   #29
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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.

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #30
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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?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #31
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I haven't noticed any rattling noises on my C5 with the windows down when closing the doors.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:07 AM   #32
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I dont hear it at all but that maybe due to the rest of the car rattling.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:59 AM   #33
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:37 PM   #34
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No rattling up or down on my 2000......
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #35
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:18 PM   #36
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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?
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:19 PM   #37
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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
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:16 AM   #38
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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.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:54 AM   #39
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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!
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #40
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Mine do. It's a Chebby, it rattles.
My MB E350 Cabriolet doesn't.

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