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Swordfish94x

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1996 4dr 2wd Explorer
Hey guys so my explorer makes some noises, but this one is unbearable. My driver door closes and locks with no door ajar light. However, when I'm driving it rattles, and I can also push it closed all the way closed from the outside. It only seems to be not aligned right the top half of the door. Just wondering if it's the striker bolt I need to adjust or if I could have moved the lock assembly when I put my speakers in. Just want some opinion before I start tearing everything apart
 




koda2000

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I find the lower rear window channel for the driver's front door tends to break it's 2 tiny spot welds to the bracket that holds it in place, then the channel falls into the door and rattles around as it's only supported by its spring clip. I repaired mine by drilling out the spot welds and using small drill screws. It's been fine since.
 




Mike65

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00 Ranger 4x4, 99 Sport.
I would pull the door panel off & take the truck for a ride.
 




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