Hatch rattle fix?

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ChickenPinz
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Hatch rattle fix?

Post by ChickenPinz » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:48 pm

My roof hatch has developed a rattle at the hinge at speeds over 50MPH. I've confirmed this is the rattle site, and it largely seems to be due to some play in the hinge pin. It goes away with some upward pressure from inside and the noise can be replicated when stopped.

I can imagine several possible solutions, but I'm wondering: Has anyone else faced and fixed this issue, and want to share their fix?

Better to build on the success of others when possible.
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Re: Hatch rattle fix?

Post by whitesik » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:31 pm

I had a similar rattle but found it was due to an old stretched out rubber strap. The new one was about 2 inches shorter and after install, fixed the rattle.
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ChickenPinz
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Re: Hatch rattle fix?

Post by ChickenPinz » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:12 pm

Mine has a nice new strap, and the rattle's confirmed in the hinge area. I see springs in my future....

Thanks.
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