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Old 11-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Hatch "popping" when turning in driveway?

I get this noise, sounds like the hatch is shifting when I pull in my driveway. Its definately coming from the rear, all my suspension in the back is tight. It's not the upper shock mounts. (Replaced with new and cfm washers.) I put frpp suspension on it last summer, swapped rear subframe out for one with a bar and have a factory 20mm bar. I'm thinking its just the body shifting when the suspension articulates as I pull in a driveway. I'm thinking of putting a rear shock brace in to try to stiffen it up. Anyone else with a hatchback run into this?


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Old 11-17-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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I haven't had an issue with the hatch but have had noise come from the rear seat latches due to the seat hinge not being tight on the seat. I just put some tape on the bar that the latch hooks onto temporarily until I can check the seats.

Try wiggling your rear seats side to side and see if you hear anything. Good luck!
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'll hear a slight "rubbing" in the moon/sun-roof when closed, and I'm going into a driveway. Prolly just the body twisting, and the felt/rubber surround on the s/r glass rubbing on the body as it twists. Possibly the same w/ the hatch door! Try some silicone spray on the rubber gasket on the hatch!!! Just my 2
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