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#1 Old 12-18-2013, 01:58 PM
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Odd Noise From The Trunk 5 Door

So, Here's to hoping this is in the correct thread.

Problem: I took a canyon road on my way to work this morning and I noticed a very odd noise coming from what seemed like the interior of my 5 door trunk. There was a faint squeak on the rear passenger side.

After doing some searching the forums I was left kinda lost. So I decided to have a buddy watch the trunk while I took it for circles in the parking lot. Turned out to be the Cargo Cover rubbing on the plastic cutout in the trunk. The cargo cover is spring loaded and I figure in the California heat the spring has gotten a bit loose and is allowing the cover to move.

Solution: So I found a simple solution to the problem. Sorbothane. I pulled the cargo cover off and I cut a 1x1 square out of it and replaced the cargo cover. Sorbothane is used as a sound and vibration damper and its available on amazon in square foot sheets for a few dollars. With the pad under the cargo cover spring it is nice a quiet. = )

TLDR : cargo cover squeaks, use a piece of rubber to stop the squeak.
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Will Do, when I get home I can take a few shots, I heard the noise before but it must have just been the perfect storm this morning, it was driving me nuts, I'm gonna take the canyon drive home to make sure its fixed : )
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I also get a rattle kind of noise from the bar where the cargo cover retracts into I'm assuming that the plastic bar hits against the plastic dash against the sides of the trunk.

Post a link from amazon of the material you used.


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totally slipped my mind never got around to posting a picture,

this is the material

Isolate It!: Sorbothane Acoustic & Vibration Damping Film 70 Duro (0.10 x 6 x 12in) - Amazon.com Isolate It!: Sorbothane Acoustic & Vibration Damping Film 70 Duro (0.10 x 6 x 12in) - Amazon.com

and i just cut out a disk and sandwiched it between the cargo cover and the side panel : )
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