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Rattling Door

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Anyone have issues with a first gen door?

When im driving down the road and hit some bumps the drives door sounds like its loose from the frame. It doesn't move with the body so to speak.

Is this common for the 1st gens, anyone have ideas as to the cause?

Thank you for your time.
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Thanks a ton man,

It was driving me crazy, will have to attack it this weekend.
I was thinking something along the lines of the striker myself. It made me think the door wasn't being held tight enough. Not too much of an issue but I had an 01 blazer and the doors were an F'n nightmare on that thing. Don't want the same to happen to my Fronty.

Haven't had the chance to tear into the door yet, have no idea what im gonna find once im in.
The door itself rattles, I think the window track is loose or worn out. I read a post once saying that the plastic parts inside the door will wear out and mine is ten years old now.

But the door itself will "rattle". Best way I can describe it is it sounds like you are driving with the door not shut all the way. Only the door is shut completely and you can only hear that when you hit the bumps in the road.

It was suggested to tighten the bolts inside the door connecting it to the hinges, then to check the striker itself. But another thing came to mind. Would the weather stripping cause the door to not shut tightly? Like if its too big?. When I bought the truck I noticed that the seals on each door were jet black and very "fluffy". Like they are brand new.
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