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04-03-2016 07:41 PM
HAL9K
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Originally Posted by MC1992 View Post
So lately my driver door stopper hinge created a creak sound near the base at the frame of the car. Not sure it's loose or welding of the frame got weak. Anyone else have an issue like this? Thinking on bringing the car in over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I ended up backing the bolt off an 8th turn and it is now silent, hooray! I love this forum.
03-31-2016 11:05 AM
JollySailor2016
Pictures please?

I am quite illiterate when it comes to understanding car parts and where they are located. Would you be able to post some pictures of what was mentioned with the hammer fix? My drivers side passenger has been making a noise when I open it and WD-40 has not fixed the issue.
03-31-2016 09:49 AM
SkyPilot [QUOTE=helomech;6508721]
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Originally Posted by axrec1980 View Post
So an awesome dude over at focusst dot org came up with a solution.

Things you'll need:
5/8" driver socket
Driver wrench for said socket
5 minutes

What you need to do is go to the driver's door and open it. In between the door hinges you will see a plastic dust cap, take it off. There you'll see a bolt, use the socket and give it a bit of righty tighty, after that the creak should be gone.

I'm not sure about the repair mentioned above^ but my solution is below. It worked well for me, but might want to try other ^ solution first.


The creak comes from the sheet metal below the A-pillar, around the area where the black detent strut/bar/catch whatever, is bolted to the sheet metal with the single Torx bolt. The strut itself does not cause the creak, it is actually the door hinges that cause the sheet metal to flex. There is another piece of sheet metal that is tack-welded behind the visible layer, where the black strut is attached.

The two layers of sheet metal are essentially rubbing against each other when the door is opened. The tack welds do a poor job of keeping a snug fit between the layers. I fixed the creaking in my door by doing the following.

Repair time: < one minute

Tools Required: One small rubber mallet/hammer (Do Not Use Metal or large Hammer!!)

Procedure: Identify the tack-welded area behind the black catch strut (where the strut meets the door frame).
Lightly tap small rubber mallet against the metal, approximately one cm above the strut mount bolt. Close and open the door to check for creaking. Repeat process until creaking is gone.

NOTE: Metal behind the strut mount point is extremely ductile (soft). Hitting it with the hammer, even lightly, will cause a small dent in the metal. This is necessary for eliminating the space (that causes the creaking) between the layers of sheet metal. A small dent will remain in the metal, however, the creaking will very likely cease, a fair trade off in my opinion.

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the possible outcome or consequences of attempting this procedure. Attempt at your own risk.
Amazing, I have been dealing with this for about 2 years, and a few medium taps with a hammer and it's gone!
03-31-2016 08:42 AM
roswelltop Hey Rob, e-mailed you from my comcast.net account with question.
03-29-2016 10:59 AM
focus_se
same noise with fix!!!

see this video there are 2...same site... is this the noise? if so... i have the fix.. Driver Door Creaks Opening/Closing - 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 Ford Escape Forum



I HAD THE NOISE THAT SOUNDED LIKE SOMEONE WAS SQUEEZING AN ALUMINUM CAN WHENEVER THE DOOR WAS OPENING OR CLOSING....AFTER MONTHS AND MONTHS AND SEVERAL DEALERSHIP VISITS RESULTING IN ONLY TEMPORARY FIXES.... EVERYTHING FROM GREASE...TO ADJUSTMENTS...TO ORDERING NEW DOOR CHECK...ETC ETC...IT IS FINALLY SOLVED AND IT TOOK AN ENGINEER FROM DEARBORN TO COME TO THE DEALER AND SOLVE IT.

THE PROBLEM IS ...... the upper dash mounting bolt in the A pillar was loose and needed to be torqued....even more cooincidental...i have 2 of the same vehicle my wife and i both have the same car...different color...anyway her car was doing same noise...built 1 day apart.... 9/15/14 and 9/16/14 same problem...same noise...same fix!!!

any more info... email me at rts_computers@charter.net i can explain in further detail!! please guys pass this along to all the other members and people who have posted this issue
10-11-2015 03:22 PM
Armenian22 I had same thing. Just told the dealer and they took care of it.
09-16-2015 08:06 PM
bonzo333 Worked on mine!!
08-12-2014 08:23 PM
rangerman1
driver door creaks

I have a 2012 ford focus SEL. Driver door would creak when opened from when bought new. Has 22,000 miles on it now. Dealer replaced door check and problem was still there. They then retorqued the dash and end of problem! I also took care of some the creaks and snaps from the dash.
08-06-2014 11:46 AM
justy
Quote:
Originally Posted by axrec1980 View Post
So an awesome dude over at focusst dot org came up with a solution.

Things you'll need:
5/8" driver socket
Driver wrench for said socket
5 minutes

What you need to do is go to the driver's door and open it. In between the door hinges you will see a plastic dust cap, take it off. There you'll see a bolt, use the socket and give it a bit of righty tighty, after that the creak should be gone.

I'm giving this a shot!
08-06-2014 11:43 AM
justy i've got the same thing happening to mine!
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