Clicking/ticking sound coming from tailgate I believe

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Hi all,

I have a 2018 Sahara with a 2.5 in lift and 35 in tires. For the spare tire carrier I have the Mopar tailgate reinforcement system and Mopar oversized spare tire carrier with a 35 mounted on the back. Ever since getting this put on I started hearing this noise coming from the back and it’s driving me absolutely insane.I attached 2 videos with the clicking/ticking sound. It’s loud enough where if I have music playing at a normal volume I can still hear it. Any help on what this is and how to fix will be so appreciated!







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This may not be your particular issue, but some have found the rear glass to make noise when it's closed against it's rubber seal. Open the rear glass and thoroughly clean the rear rubber seal with some warm water. Then, if you have it, use something like 303 protectant on the seal. Again this may not solve your issue, but it's worth a shot.
 

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If that doesn't work. Find a radio station playing music with a beat close to the rattling sound.

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This may not be your particular issue, but some have found the rear glass to make noise when it's closed against it's rubber seal. Open the rear glass and thoroughly clean the rear rubber seal with some warm water. Then, if you have it, use something like 303 protectant on the seal. Again this may not solve your issue, but it's worth a shot.
I had that problem and this method worked for me immediately
 
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This may not be your particular issue, but some have found the rear glass to make noise when it's closed against it's rubber seal. Open the rear glass and thoroughly clean the rear rubber seal with some warm water. Then, if you have it, use something like 303 protectant on the seal. Again this may not solve your issue, but it's worth a shot.
It’s a soft top but do u think cleaning the edges of that would help? I probably should have mentioned it’s a soft top I just assumed it was something more with the tailgate
 
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If that doesn't work. Find a radio station playing music with a beat close to the rattling sound.

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Hahahaha this might be my best bet🤣🤣
 

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Hi all,

I have a 2018 Sahara with a 2.5 in lift and 35 in tires. For the spare tire carrier I have the Mopar tailgate reinforcement system and Mopar oversized spare tire carrier with a 35 mounted on the back. Ever since getting this put on I started hearing this noise coming from the back and it’s driving me absolutely insane.I attached 2 videos with the clicking/ticking sound. It’s loud enough where if I have music playing at a normal volume I can still hear it. Any help on what this is and how to fix will be so appreciated!


I have this EXACT SAME ANNOYING CLICKING/TICKING. Have you found any resolution? I isolated it to the tailgate. I am running a 37" setup that's pretty heavy with the MOPAR tailgate reinforcement and relocation bracket. I think I am going to swap that out for a hinged carrier (waiting on the new teraflex carrier to be released which should be any day now). I've debated trying to put some sound insulation along the inside of the tailgate such as Dynamat but im not sure how effective that would be since there isn't alot of smooth area to apply to.
 

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Hi all,

I have a 2018 Sahara with a 2.5 in lift and 35 in tires. For the spare tire carrier I have the Mopar tailgate reinforcement system and Mopar oversized spare tire carrier with a 35 mounted on the back. Ever since getting this put on I started hearing this noise coming from the back and it’s driving me absolutely insane.I attached 2 videos with the clicking/ticking sound. It’s loud enough where if I have music playing at a normal volume I can still hear it. Any help on what this is and how to fix will be so appreciated!


Same exact noise here. Any resolutions? It’s def the tailgate.
 

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