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    Default That Squeaky Rattle from the Boot - Fixed!

    If anyone else has experienced the metallic, rattly, squeaky noise from the back of your Vectra, especially when going over bumps, you'll be able to familiarise with just how annoying it is! I've taken it back to Vauxhall who tightened the boot catch clasp which helped a bit, but during a moment of rattle incurred angst the other day I fixed it!

    When you lift the boot (on hatchbacks anyway) the is a plastic surround to the catch. The felt of the tailgate lining sort of slots underneath it.

    There is a main plastic bit with the metal catch in, but then there's also a thin plastic surround to that; it was the main part and the surround rubbing against each other that was squeaking.

    I soaked it in WD40 and mopped up the excess, and, no more squeaking!

    I hope this can help fellow sufferers!

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    Nice tip mate.

    It really annoys you when you have a rattle or squeak & can't find it!

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    Cheers will be tryin that today!!

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    Default Vaseline sorted it!!!

    i had the same annoying rattle and i rubbed vaseline around the mechanism and the catch where it was rubbing and now all sorted than **** for that!!!

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    Well I've recently moved and my commute now takes me over some pretty bumpy country road and the squeak is back with avengence! I think the WD40must have worn off, so I'll be getting the vaseline out this weekend!

    (How dubious did that sound?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil79 View Post
    ....so I'll be getting the vaseline out this weekend!

    (How dubious did that sound?)
    Very!

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    If you can get some I'd think some polygrease would last a bit longer

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    I have noticed something similar, I can move the tail gate it's like it is loose at the catch..

    I will look at it better when it's daylight.

    Tim

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