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    Default Creaky doors

    My front doors creak whilst driving, and have done pretty much the whole time I've owned my Vectra. I normally drive with music up load so it hasn't bothered me enough to repair it however now I'm on a mission to remove all squeaks creaks knocks and taps from my car.. any suggestions?

    Also, in this known fault;
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=517

    Has anyone got pictures of a rivited Vec so I can copy?

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    Does it initially sound like something must be loose in the door pockets? I've noticed this this week but as my door pockets are empty it can't be that. It sounds more like an internal part of the door construction is a bit loose and creaking.

    I've tried lowering and raising the windows fully to ensure it's not them; stopping, opening the doors and really shutting them firmly; pulling on the interior parts to see if any are loose, they aren't. It is doing my head in! However the wife any kids are oblivious as long as they can hear the cd lol

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    Hi
    I never had a problem with my doors till I used trim cleaner on the rubbers around the edge of the doors, it seemed to dry them out and as a result the rubber would creek against the door rubber as you drive. I put a 'little' vaseline on the door rubbers and that cured it. Took me a while to figure out it was the door rubbers.. Maybe worth a try..

    Hope that helps
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    Excellent! I did the door shuts and rubbers last week, thats perfectly feasible. I'll wait until the wife goes out before I use the vaseline though - she thinks I'm bonkers detailing the car, god alone knows what she'd think if she caught me vaselining the door rubbers!

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    haha

    Ok she's all Vas'd up, will see if the creak has gone tomorrow.

    Does anyone know of a more perminant fix for this? When I wash my car I tend to wash in and around the door frames which would wash the Vaseline off, also possibly it'll rub off on peoples clothes as they get in and out the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpike View Post
    haha

    Ok she's all Vas'd up, will see if the creak has gone tomorrow.

    Does anyone know of a more perminant fix for this? When I wash my car I tend to wash in and around the door frames which would wash the Vaseline off, also possibly it'll rub off on peoples clothes as they get in and out the car
    Check the main bracket with the arm that goes from the front wing, to the door.

    Mine turned out to be loose. You need to tighten it with a torx bolt, but you can do it with an Allen key if you have one at just the right size

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    Vaseline seems to have cleared it up, mostly, still a little creaky.
    My boss recommended silicone spray for lubing the door rubbers up, so might try that next time a do the door rubbers.

    Will check the main bracket when I get a chance...

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    I'd say door tie as well. Quick tighten up with a Torx. Although its never happened on my Vec but often does with the Astras at work.

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