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wagon gate rattles
« on: April 06, 2013, 05:22:27 PM »
 Has anyone ever conquered the wagon gate rattles?

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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 06:23:21 PM »
If the hinges are tight & the latch is adjusted then my guess is a new seal would stop any rattle.
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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 08:09:39 PM »
I had a clump of sound deadener come loose in my 79.  I had to remove the latch to get it out.
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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 03:58:21 PM »
 Well the catch part for the latch in towards t he front of the car as far as it can go, but I can grab the rear gate and pull on it and I hear that clunk. Is there supposed to be some kind of rubber bumper that pushes against it outwards? That mounts on the body where the door closes?

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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 05:22:51 PM »
Open it about a foot & grab the bottom of the hatch & skake it to see if the rattle is inside it.
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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 07:10:45 PM »
 Its comming from the latch itself Im sure

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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 08:12:19 PM »
Its comming from the latch itself Im sure

I'm pretty sure the latch has a double catch just like doors do so maybe the second catch is broken
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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 11:56:27 PM »
 Does the stationary part of the latch assembly normally have plastic on it like the door post does?

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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 02:20:05 PM »
Does the stationary part of the latch assembly normally have plastic on it like the door post does?
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I don't think I ever saw any that aren't just steel without plastic.
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Re: wagon gate rattles
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 08:45:05 PM »
My '73 wagon has the locking latch and a secondary spring steel "tongue" that applies tension when shut. See the picture. The tongue is in the foreground.
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