View Full Version : squeaking rear hatch noise

February 4th, 2006, 17:01
Does anyone have advise on how to stop an irritating squeaking noise coming from my rear hatch? I have a 2000XJ and it drives me crazy listening to the squeak everywhere I go. The hatch closes and opens perfectly and I have already adjusted the bump stops. I think the noise is coming from the bump stops because it stoped when I took them off. Taking them off causes an irritating banging noise which is worse than the squeak. I cant win either way. Any suggestions or experiences with this?

February 4th, 2006, 17:22
put a small dab of grease on the end of the bump stop

February 4th, 2006, 17:33
You might try adjusting the latch post in a little. This will tighten the door against the seal. The nuts are between the door jam and bumper ... I think they are 14mm. HTH ...


Ben H
February 4th, 2006, 18:13
get two black socks (white socks if your ghetto) cut each sock in half, slide the toe end over rear bumpstops and tie off the sock with a zip tie, and no more sqeaky.

February 4th, 2006, 18:43
Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried some WD-40 a while back and it didn't help at all. I just put some real grease on it now and it seems to have cut the squeaks by 90%. I might be able to live with this but will keep the sock trick in mind. Thanks guys.