I'm still trying to figure it out on my '02. I thought it might be the seat belts, but that wasn't it. I too tried the jack and tools, but that didn't solve the problem. My wife suggested driving around with the magic seat down and seeing if that dampened or eliminated the problem, but it didn't. I'm getting close to heading back to the dealer unless someone here has some better suggestions. Let me know if you figure out the source.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 02ODDYSEA:
Just curious to see if anyone has pinpointed the rattle in the back drivers side of the van. At first I thought it was the jack and tools but they are tight. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Sometimes a little bit of lube up inside the latches and on the latching surface helps. You might try rubbing some candle wax around the stationary latch bail that's attached to the sides of the van. It's clean and just might be enough to stop the racket. I agree - I HATE NOISES, TOO!!!<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MerpsMom:
Here's another source: when the Magic Seat is in the upright and locked position, the latches torque as I go over and around things (if that's the way to describe it.) It drives me absolutely nuts. Sounds like an old pick-up. Sometimes I'll unlatch and just let the seat "sit" on the latches, not a safe alternative even if I'm not carrying anyone. I'm thinking of lining the latches or something with plastic. Anyone have any suggestions? I hate noises! </font>