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1999 Suburban - Anyones doors rattle? Fix?
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a***@gmail.com
2017-07-05 23:36:53 UTC
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I leased a 1999 Suburban in January 1999. When I push in on the doors, they
have about 3/8 inch of play. These doors rattle excessively when on a
gravel/bumpy surface. The dealer has replaced the lock mechanism on the
driver door to try to tighten it up, but it still rattles. The local dealer
has been 'talking' to the local GM rep for a couple of months now to see if
there is a fix. There is a GM bulletin out on this problem, but GM doesn't
seem to be inclined to try to fix it. When I tried all the doors on 1999
suburbans on the dealer lot, they all had significant movement, but the
2000's seem to be tight. I really don't get that 'safe' feeling. If you were
on a airplane and sitting next to a rattling emergency exit door, would you
feel safe?
Does anyone else out there have this problem???
Anyone know of a fix??
Thanks,
Dave
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David Blair
Sr. Account Manager
The Fusion Group, Inc
Phone (612)692-8282
Fax (612)692-8283
I know this thread is quite old now, but thought I'd asks since I'm having same issue now with a '99 suburban. Was there a resolution found?

Kevin
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Ed Pawlowski
2017-07-06 00:44:50 UTC
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Post by a***@gmail.com
I leased a 1999 Suburban in January 1999. When I push in on the doors, they
have about 3/8 inch of play. These doors rattle excessively when on a
gravel/bumpy surface. The dealer has replaced the lock mechanism on the
driver door to try to tighten it up, but it still rattles. The local dealer
has been 'talking' to the local GM rep for a couple of months now to see if
there is a fix. There is a GM bulletin out on this problem, but GM doesn't
seem to be inclined to try to fix it. When I tried all the doors on 1999
suburbans on the dealer lot, they all had significant movement, but the
2000's seem to be tight. I really don't get that 'safe' feeling. If you were
on a airplane and sitting next to a rattling emergency exit door, would you
feel safe?
Does anyone else out there have this problem???
Anyone know of a fix??
Thanks,
Dave
--
David Blair
Sr. Account Manager
The Fusion Group, Inc
Phone (612)692-8282
Fax (612)692-8283
I know this thread is quite old now, but thought I'd asks since I'm having same issue now with a '99 suburban. Was there a resolution found?
Kevin
The OP traded his in for a Ford Explorer. He does not hear the rattle
any more.
Steve W.
2017-07-06 05:34:37 UTC
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I know this thread is quite old now, but thought I'd asks since I'm
having same issue now with a '99 suburban. Was there a resolution
found?
There are a couple items to check on an older GM. One the door hinges
themselves wear and cause the door to rattle. Two the door latches wear
and allow the door to shift at the striker end.

For the hinges there are pin kits available to replace the worn pins and
bushings.

For the worn latch you can adjust the striker in about 1/8" and test it.
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Steve W.
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